Interviews

Interview with Brendan Kiely

Brendan Kiely’s “Tradition” explores the ways young men help create and perpetuate rape culture, as well as fight it in alliance with young women. We’re thrilled he agreed to talk about his work.

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And We Have a Winner!

The time has come to announce the winner of our Surprise National Poetry Month Giveaway!

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Let the Humor Begin!

It’s May 1st, and you know what that means?

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Fiction

In Honor of Short Story Month — A Humor Contest, Judged by Nisha Sharma!

In honor of short story month, we’re thrilled to announce that YARN alum Nisha Sharma, author of the soon-to-be-released My So-Called Bollywood Life, will judge our Humor Contest.

Interviews

Interview with Joy McCullough

We at YARN were lucky enough to snag this interview with Joy McCullough, debut novelist of “Blood Water Paint.” Her stunning historical in verse will absolutely stay with you long after you’ve finished reading.

Interviews

Interview with Amanda Lovelace

We at YARN caught up with Amanda Lovelace, author of two amazing collections of poetry. Read on to find out more about Amanda and her work.

Fiction

Clockwork

A talented young Pakistani writer tells a tale of sisters, hope, and fate. 

[…]The clockwork houseware is a baffling thing, really…It is rusty, and yet not allowed anything above a ticking whisper.[…]

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The Day Garrett Rogers Made Me Cry

We’re so pleased to present our first fiction story of the 2018 season, a happy-sad tale about getting through tough times.

Every two months, Garrett performs at assembly…If he sang at every assembly every week, then people would think he’s showing off. He is showing off, that’s just how he masks it.[…]

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Outtakes from “The Poet X”

Because we are the luckiest YA literary Journal around, we get to share these fabulous outtakes with you from Elizabeth Acevedo’s “The Poet X.” Happy reading!

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​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?

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What Is YARN?

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

Imagine. Envision. Write. Revise. Submit. Read.

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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