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Fiction

Finding Someday in the Dark

Congratulations to Laura Keller! “Finding Someday in the Dark” won the YA Fiction/Nonfiction SCBWI Magazine Merit Award!

Fiction

Bang

Congratulations to K.D. Van Brunt! “Bang” won the YA Fiction/Nonfiction SCBWI Magazine Merit Award Honor!

Poetry

Sequels and Shadows, Letter to a Teenage Self

By Sarah Hackley

Letter To A Teenage Self
Listen: It Isn’t Enough
to dull those pains.
There isn’t enough liquor
or willing men in the world
to outrun what you’ve got […]

Poetry

Hold, Work of Art

Two poems by Samantha Polak with formatting so cool we can’t put it into this window. So click already!

Poetry

What Do Flowers Have To Do With It Anyway?

By Malley Chertkov

I liked flowers so
I welcomed the fists
And waited till the next day
For the violets to grow […]

Poetry

A Childhood, First World Problems

Welcome to National Poetry Month at YARN! AND to our 5th Anniversary year!  What better way to celebrate than with two lovely poems by Genevieve Poe, a 15-year-old writer?

A Childhood

We played hopscotch
With cigarette butts […]

Fiction

Ellen Conford’s Classic “If This Is Love, I’ll Take Spaghetti”

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….

Teach

About the YARN Toolbox

Hello Teachers,

Thanks for coming to the Teach section of YARN. As we mentioned in our first letter to you in this section, the YARN editors are also teachers and we understand just how useful a completely prepared lesson plan can be […]

Poetry

Poetry Pop-Up!

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. 

Fiction

Winterim

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 […]

Fiction

Pop-Up YARN: Missing Person

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 […]

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