Finding Home Contest Winners

Please join us in congratulating the winner and runners-up in our Finding Home poetry contest!

The winners Meg Kearney chose include a verse novelist, a published poet, and a teen writer.

3 Poems by Callie R. Tullos

Three poems by Callie R. Tullos

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[…]
i drowned in ferocious fields of foliage //
i killed myself slowly //
i went painfully unnoticed //
i slipped through the cracks […]

Outtakes from “Ronit and Jamil”

Outtakes by Pam Laskin.

We at YARN are thrilled to welcome Pam Laskin, author of the YA novel in verse, “Ronit and Jamil.”

Read on as Pam shares more about the story as well as some excerpts of this Palestinian/Israeli retelling of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” .

teenager, endymion

Two poems by teen writer, Ezra Lebovitz.

teenager

we’re as good as it gets and //
they can cast us nasty //
looks call us vagrants we know //
better cause tonight i don’t care […]

3 Poems by Mary E. Cronin

Three poems by Mary E. Cronin

Immigrant Nurse, 1930

You really need to get a grip //
You giggled along with the girls last night […]

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FINDING HOME Poetry Contest

In honor of World Poetry Day, YARN has created an invitational poetry event called “Finding Home.”

This year’s contest is inspired by the soon-to-be-released novel in verse, WHEN YOU NEVER SAID GOODBYE, by Meg Kearney, our contest judge.

Fiction

Unworn

In this pop-up winter 2017 story, talented teen author Ginevra Davis examines the risks of competition and pursuing one’s passion.

[…] You work so hard, my parents say. You deserve this. The uncut silk is soft as I hold it up to my body. I think I could never be sad wearing something this beautiful […]

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YARN’s 2017 Pushcart Nominees

YARN is very proud to nominate 6 works from 2016 for the Pushcart Prize Anthology

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Open for Business!

We are once again OPEN for submissions of fiction, poetry, and essays. Read our guidelines and submit!

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Editor in Chief News: Kip Takes the Reins

More exciting masthead news! Kerri is going to take a sabbatical as Editor in Chief for the 2016-2017 publication year, and our fabulous Poetry Editor Kip Rechea Wilson will be the acting Editor in Chief!

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YARN’s New Fiction Editor!

We are THRILLED to announce that YARN Alum and award-winning writer-teacher-editor Laura Williams McCaffrey will be our new Fiction Editor.

Poetry

4 Poems by Brittany Menjivar

Five poems by teen writer, Brittany Menjivar

what a kid could do

i want to be forever young //
with boldness that bites //
and feet that refuse to tremble […]

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See you next year!

It’s that time of year again…..Time for the YARN staff to take a break from publishing new material so we can get ready for NEXT season. You know, in 2017. Seems like a long time from now, but it isn’t. […]

Fiction

Peter

Our final fiction of the 2016 Spring-Summer Edition is this harrowing story about runaways by teen writer Morgan Bennett from Texas. Kind of reminds us that S.E. Hinton was only 16 when she wrote and published “The Outsiders.”

[…] can you imagine black fire? It filled Peter’s eyes. Sometimes it seemed like his calm, polite demeanor was hiding someone on the verge of erupting. […]

Poetry

17, Biting Down

Two poems by teen writer, Eden Arielle Gordon.

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And afterwards, //
we hobble home, //
fingers and toes buried in the soil of a torn-up continent. […]

Poetry

This Is Not a Love Story, She Had Been Fragile Since the Day She Was Born

Two poems by teen writer, Avis Ko.

The pangs of the world’s grief overcame her //
Like waves of a merciless shore […]

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