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!


​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?


Our 2018 Pushcart Nominees

We’re thrilled to announce this year’s nominees for the Pushcart Prize Anthology.


At the End of the World

One of our two fabulous Honorable Mentions for the 2017 Halloween Fiction Contest – a gripping story about a monstrous future.

The only thing worse than a Nazi skinhead is a Nazi skinhead at the end of the world[…]


The Survey

Enjoy the winner of our Halloween Fiction Contest judged by the brilliant Rin Chupeco.
My father doesn’t believe in the afterlife. You die and then you’re dirt is what he says, and he’s not a big fan of dirt.[…]


2017 Halloween Fiction Contest Winner, Honorable Mentions, and Finalists

We’re thrilled — and chilled — to announce the results of our 2017 Halloween Fiction Contest.


It’s Time to Submit!

Submissions are now open, and we’re eager to read your wonderful short stories, poems, and essays.


Laura’s Marked is out in paperback

We’ve nudged Laura to step up and mention that her novel Marked is now out in paperback.


Kerri’s Debut Novel!

YARN loves to celebrate when one of it’s own staff or alums had exciting news, and this certainly qualifies: My debut novel about Kathleen “Kick” Kennedy will be published by Berkley in 2018!


New Roles for Laura & Lourdes!

We’re thrilled to announce that two YARN MVPs will be taking on new and exciting responsibilities next year!


Halloween Fiction Contest – Submissions Now Open

    Submissions are open for our Halloween Fiction Contest With a thrill of fear and anticipation, we officially announce that submissions are open for our Halloween Fiction Contest. Channel your muses and mediums, your forebears and fortunetellers, your terrorizers and tricksters. A reminder of the contest details: The fabulous Rin Chupeco, author of the […]

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