Congratulations to Laura Keller! “Finding Someday in the Dark” won the YA Fiction/Nonfiction SCBWI Magazine Merit Award!
Update, 3/27/15: A week ago, on Friday, March 20, Ellen Conford died at her home in Great Neck, NY. We can’t think of a better tribute to this star of YA than to repost this wonderful short story that shows off her trademark humor and insight. YARN will be thinking fondly of her for a long time to come….
We couldn’t resist one last Pop-Up YARN before our official 2015 season opening in April—partly because we’ve always sent our readers a Valentine (and following tradition, this first poem is an anti-Valentine of sorts), and partly because this second poem evokes winter so strongly and beautifully, we couldn’t bear to publish it when the weather warms.
A January Pop-Up! Because, you know, we like our readers.
Lynn Vande Stouwe
The second week in January was Winterim, during which students at our second-rate private school could purchase a week of self-discovery for approximately one thousand dollars: camping with Hopi Indians in Arizona, building sweat lodges in Honduras. Most popular were trips […]
Okay, I know we’re not supposed to bring you anything new till April, but we couldn’t resist bringing you this very dark story by Lelac Almagor in October, the month of shorter days and ghosts. Enjoy!
Doree Schultz raised her hand in class and said she was gonna write about a boy who never knew his own father. Everyone rolled their eyes or sucked their teeth because that was Doree for you […]