Thanks for a Great Season

With summer already in full swing, it’s time to wrap up another fantastic season at YARN. We’ve been so lucky to share all kinds of goodies with our readers this year, including interviews with Jeff Zentner, Cindy Pon, and Anna-Marie McLemore, as well as outtakes from Mackenzi Lee’s fantastic historical novel, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, and from novels in verse by Pam Laskin and Meg Kearney. Finally, we always love sharing new talent, and we certainly hit the jackpot this year with pieces like Imani Josey’s rich #ownvoices fiction and the winners of our Finding Home poetry contest.

In the off-season, we’ll be busy behind the scenes preparing for a full 2018 season with plenty of juicy submissions in our inbox. We’re also working on a few surprises over the fall and winter, so stay tuned for announcements on Twitter and Facebook, including one this week about an upcoming contest, and please do also save the date of October 1, when we’ll open up for regular submissions once more.

Speaking of announcements, one we can share right now is that we’ll be having our first ever Meet the Editors Twitter chat on Tuesday, August 8 from 4pm to 5pm EST. Please join us on the hashtag #MeetYARNEd and feel free to ask us anything. Hope to chat with many of you then, and hope you’re all enjoying the summer!

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