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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Fiction

Short Story by Debut Novelist Emily Ross!

We were thrilled to shake a story out of YA thriller writer Emily Ross! Here, as a YARN exclusive, is her short fiction debut!

Morgan comes over so late even the stars are nodding off. As I watch for him through the window, it feels like the blinking blue IHOP sign across the street is hypnotizing me. […]

Fiction

Impromptu Op. 142 No. 3 in B-flat Major

By TEEN writer Angela Yin, this #ownvoices story about a piano playing teen will get you thinking.

[…] And just like that, I did. But not by choice. Horrified, I felt the music splinter without my permission. Break and disintegrate. The notes jabbed my skin as I tried to catch them […]

Poetry

5 Poems by Shari Green

Five poems by Shari Green.

Autumn Morning

There’s a chill in the air //
yet the lucid blue sky gives promise //
of afternoon warmth.[…]

News

YARN Garners Several SCBWI Magazine Merits!!

Woot! We did it again 😉

The SCBWI Magazine Merit awards for 2106 are out, and YARN has again swept top awards in the YA fiction/nonfiction category.

Poetry

the hound and the doe, faux

Two poems by teen writer, Sydney Rhaine.

the hound and the doe

she is honey against his fingers //
and something so maybe it burns […]

Poetry

Dying for the One, Color of the Devil

Two poems by teen writer, Catherine Cheng.

Color of the Devil

He came in the variable time of //
summer’s sun and autumn’s breeze […]

News

YARN Bids a Fond Farewell

Wow, this is one HARD post to write.

Really hard!

So I’m just going to come right out with it: Our beloved Fiction Editor of three years is handing in her blue pen. […]

Poetry

3 Poems by Heather Truett

Three poems by Heather Truett

Poem in the Paper

The blue lines //
lie blank – //
lie to me //
like fossils on the page […]

Poetry

Silent, Dollhouse

Two poems by teen writer, Kacie Hampton.

Silent

I do not know why, //
or who did this to me. //
I am resigned to it. […]

Fiction

Does Anything Beautiful Emerge?

By Tim Fitts

Matthew was intent on catching a bullfrog. He said it was easy. All you had to do was estimate the direction of the frog’s leap and time it to the exact moment of the frog’s reaction. Then you had it. […]

Fiction

The Driver

By Frankie Bolt

Most Saturday nights, I dress up, lie on my side on top of the covers, facing the closed door to my room. Tonight, only sleep can help me forget what I can’t stand any longer—my mother, myself, Hunter—but I’m awake. Forgetting is a threat I can’t make. Not with Mom on the phone constantly talking to Dad. She’s trying to undo all the hard parts of us since their separation. […]

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