​2018 – Poetic, Humoristic, and Beyond!

Welcome to the 2018 season of YARN! Compared to last year, we are teasing our forthcoming season a bit earlier. Why, you may ask?

Elizabeth Acevedo

Amanda Lovelace

Joy McCullough

Brendan Kiely

These brilliant authors – and maybe a few more – will expose not only their souls through their honest, thought provoking work, but will share their thoughts on writing and YAlit and beyond right here starting on March 6th!

“laughing” © Daniela Goulart https://www.flickr.com/photos/asleeponasunbeam/8498351362/

And, to sweeten the writing pot, we are hosting our first ever Humor Fiction Contest this May with guest judge, debut YAlit author Nisha Sharma, whose forthcoming book, My So-Called Bollywood Life” makes her the perfect person for the task. It also doesn’t hurt that she is a YARNalum!

Why a Humor Fiction Contest? The world is a chaotic and illogical place at times and the refuge of humor and laughter is a place we can all share, together, and universally acknowledge that knock knock jokes can be funny every once in a while. Or in the words of Langston Hughes, “Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.”

And, as always, we will be publishing phenomenal fiction, poetry, and essays from adult and teen writers alike who will inspire you to use that Christmas napkin you won’t have any functional use for until November for some spontaneous verse or character outlines or the first sentence of  the rest of your life.

So, say it with me, What’s Your YARN?


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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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YARN is an award-winning literary journal that publishes outstanding original short fiction, poetry, and essays for Young Adult readers, written by the writers you know and love, as well as fresh new voices...including teens.

We also believe in feedback, which is why we encourage readers to post comments on pieces that inspire thought, emotion, laughter...or whatever.

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