Halloween Fiction Contest, judged by Rin Chupeco

We at YARN are thrilled to announce that Rin Chupeco, author of The Bone Witch series, will judge our Halloween Fiction Contest.

We invite writers to submit stories in honor of the season ~

Thanks for a Great Season

With summer already in full swing, it’s time to wrap up another fantastic season at YARN.

Check out some of the 2017 season highlights and find out what’s in the pipeline!

Interview with Anna-Marie McLemore

We at YARN caught up with Anna-Marie McLemore, author of two absolutely lovely award-winners and the soon-to-be-released, “Wild Beauty.” Read on to find out more about Anna-Marie and her work.

Outtake from “The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue”

Because we are the luckiest YA literary Journal around, we get to share this fabulous scene with you, an outtake from Mackenzi Lee’s “The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue.” You’re welcome 😉

Interview with Cindy Pon

We’re thrilled to share this interview with Cindy Pon, author of several YA fantasies and the near-future thriller, “Want”! Read on to find out more about Cindy and her work.

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Fiction

Cold Cereal and Morning Revelations

Talented teen writer James Chang offers a brief glimpse into a family’s unraveling with “Cold Cereal and Morning Revelations.”
[…] You stare back, but I know you aren’t actually looking at me. Your thoughts are elsewhere, miles away. Like seeds flung onto fresh soil.[…]

Poetry

Short Changing

Short Changing by Jada Elder-Wilkerson

[…] My collarbones carry the cosmos, //
spine an extended metaphor, //
although my physical entity only encloses shallow pools. […]

Poetry

Mi parada de autobús, Jiffy-Lube

Two poems by Mackenzie Vanover

Mi parada de autobús

[…] He, //
ageless, //
stole her with eternal-onyx eyes […]

Fiction

Safety Measures

In this gentle story by Melissa Ostrom, Malory strives to launch into adulthood and freedom.

[…] The prospect of the woods’ fate—strangers halving it and tearing down trees for an ugly, dry lawn and an ugly, new house—gave me one more reason to look forward to going away to college in a year. […]

Fiction

Structured Reality

In Ali Boston’s short story debut, “Structured Reality,” Casey Walker lives in a dystopian city where she aims to be a star, no matter the cost.

[…] I’m still trying to let Jonty’s idea sink in. This wasn’t how our story was supposed to go. […]

Poetry

On Coping, Building Supernovae

Two poems by teen writer, Kiran Damodaran

Building Supernovae

[…] Supernova //
is messy blue-streaked blond hair, //
tattoos kissing wrists like birth marks […]

News

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.

Poetry

3 Poems by Callie R. Tullos

Three poems by Callie R. Tullos

i

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

News

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.”

Poetry

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 […]

Poetry

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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