Four poems by Rex Ybañez
Sleeping in the garden temple, //
the young boy still dreams //
about the river […]
YARN is honored to have the one and only Francisco Stork back in the Essays section, with a reply to his earlier essay “Depressed Not Depressing,” about the process of writing the novel that became “The Memory of Light.” This may sound like a craft essay just for writers, but it’s not–it’s about the human condition, juts like all of Francisco’s memorable writing.
Please join us in congratulating the winner and runners-up in our #EnchantedYARN poetry contest!
The winners Margarita Engle chose include a YARN Alum, a published poet, and a writer just sending out her first novel.
Two poems by teen writer, Kathryn Hasson.
Because it’s 12:00 am and the stars outside are beautiful //
They’re freaking amazing //
And I can’t sleep, because it’s 12:00 am […]
Outtakes by Dana Walrath.
Together we pray for a time //
when it will be safe //
for our grandchild to know //
his mother was Armenian. […]
Poem by Micah Cronin.
Then you will paint them a mural instead, //
with every color you know.[…]
Debut YA author K. C. Tansley (who’s already been around the adult publishing block as Kourtney Heinz) is getting great reviews on her supernatural murder mystery “The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts”
Here she reveals to YARN a scary real-life moment in her life when her safety, and her bff relationship with her college roommate, was at stake.
By Anj Dockrey
[…] Shaoreaux. He’s nineteen, and he has blue eyes and shaggy black hair. He’s short for a boy, and not very muscley . . . athletic. Dad says he’s the smartest student he’s ever had, and he’s good at cleaning and really good at cooking. He’s also teaching me the ancient art of Dracongei. […]
We were SO excited to get this essay from Lyn Miller-Lachmann just as her latest novel, “Surviving Santiago” comes out!
[…] people often ask if I had a Spanish teacher who inspired me. They look surprised when I say I did not—quite the opposite, in fact. My high school Spanish teacher and I did not get along, and after my junior year, she kicked me out of her class. […]
Imagine our delight to find poems by Kelly Fiore in our poetry submission inbox! She is, of course, the author of the smart, complex YA romances “Taste Test” and “Just Like The Movies.” Her upcoming “Thicker Than Water,” on shelves January 2016, promises to be darker but […]
A small gem of an essay by high school student Morgan Cross.
I’m supposed to think about the nice things. That’s what they say.
We used to play guitar together. That was a nice thing. Like me, you were ambitious. You didn’t ask if I was experienced enough—you knew I would be ready for a challenge […]
Here is a fantasy short story by YARN’s youngest ever teen fiction writer, Christina Im!
The suitors smile, and I resist the urge to cover my eyes from the light stabbing them. It is late evening in the palace ballroom; the windows are firmly shut so the dark cannot touch us. But the gleeful, sharp brightness of the chandelier […}