It’s HERE! Our New Season!

Happy 2016, Officially!  I hope yours is off to a good start, and that you’ve enjoyed the 3 Pop-Ups we’ve shared since starting our hiatus last fall (the interview with Huntley Fitzpatrick, the teen story “Winter For a Year,” and our Valentine for you, “540°”).

As you’ve likely gathered from our social media, the YARN team has been very working behind the scenes to bring you another excellent Spring-Summer edition starting the week of March 7.  We’ve already announced our annual Poetry Contest celebrating National Poetry Month, with the amazing Margarita Engle as judge.  PLUS we’ll have interviews and writing by the likes of Francisco Stork, Natalie Tilghman, Jeff Zentner, Julie Berry, Emily Ross, Leza Lowitz, Dana Walrath, Jac Jules, and a host of new voices YARN plucked like fresh apples from the submissions inbox.  We are psyched to share them all with you, and hope you help us spread the word!

If it’s snowing where you are, this is also a nice opportunity to remember that SPRING is right around the corner!  See you soon!


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It's a brilliant thing to have a place where you can read fresh original short stories by both seasoned YA authors and aspiring teens. YARN is a great tool box for growing up writing. - Cecil Castellucci

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