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The FINAL Post

All good things must come to an end — 

News

Outtakes from “White Rose”

Our very own poetry editor shares two outtakes from her debut YA novel-in-verse, “White Rose.” Happy reading!

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The 2019 Season Begins — with BIG News

And so begins YARN’s 2019 season, in which BIG CHANGES are afoot. Please do read this one!

Interviews

Interview with Renée Watson and Ellen Hagan, Authors of Watch Us Rise

To continue to celebrate the release of Watch Us Rise, we were so pleased to offer an interview with Renée Watson and Ellen Hagan.

News

Watch Us Rise — Outtakes

We’re thrilled to help celebrate the publication of Renée Watson and Ellen Hagan’s fabulous new YA novel “Watch Us Rise.” Renée and Ellen were kind enough to share some outtakes from the novel with us. Take a look — and go find this book!

[…]Look at me. No, no—don’t turn away. See all of this.  All this fat girl curve, this belly, these hips. See me. […]

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Our Pushcart Prize Nominees

Once again, we’re thrilled to announce our nominees for the Pushcart Prize Anthology.

Blog

Celebrating YARN Alums

We wanted to highlight some of the new YA novels some of our fantastic alums have released in 2018. Perhaps one of these would be perfect for someone on your holiday shopping list!

Fiction

The Lost Girls

YARN alum Elizabeth Maria Naranjo offers up a wonderful creepy, bittersweet tale, which was one of the runners-up chosen by Rin Chupeco for last year’s Halloween Contest. Enjoy! 

He’d never been to the ocean and didn’t know what the waves sounded like when they broke against the shore, but Timothy knew they didn’t sound like the voices of girls.

News

Summer Break!

That’s it for our 2018 season, folks. It’s time for us to kick off our shoes and go wandering in the summer warmth.

Fiction

Our Humor Contest Winner — Tequila

With many thanks to our judge Nisha Sharma, we present our winner to you, “Tequila” by YARN alum Laura Gonzalez!

In all my seventeen years, I have always been second. Rosa, my twin, was twenty-two minutes older, and she has held those twenty-two minutes over me for our entire life.[…]

Fiction

One of Our Humor Contest Runners-Up — Citrus and Ash

One of our wonderful Humor Contest Runners-Up, “Citrus and Ash.”

Geoffrey lifted the knocker and brought it down on the witch’s door. Three short authoritative raps to get the job done.[…]

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