How excited are we that YARN swept the YA Fiction/Nonfiction category in the 2015 SCBWI Magazine Merit Awards! (SCBWI = Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, the premier professional organization for practitioners of all children’s literature, from board books through YA novels.)
The first place award went to Laura Lyn Keller for her poignant story of love, loss, and disability, “Finding Someday in the Dark.”
The first runner-up honor went to K.D. Van Brunt for his fast-paced story about a teen finding herself in the midst of violence, “Bang.”
This isn’t YARN’s first appearance on the Magazine Merit roster. In 2013, “Swimming Naked” won an honor, and last year, “Into the Vast” was the award winner.
THANKS to the SCBWI for honoring YARN and it’s writers!
And a HUGE CONGRATS to Laura and K.D. for their excellent stories!