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.

Interview with Jeff Zentner

We’re thrilled to share this interview with Jeff Zentner! Read on to find out more about the author and his award-winning work.

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.

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.”

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Fiction

Crowned

To open our 2017 season, we have an #ownvoices story by the multi-talented Imani Josey — Robyn wants to win the Miss Teen City on the Lake Pageant, but only on her own terms.

[…] Why do you want to be Miss Teen City on the Lake? I sat for a moment, blinking, wondering what would be the best way to answer that. […]

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World Poetry Day 2017

Happy World Poetry Day from all of us at YARN!

In celebration, today marks the day we open for submissions to our Finding Home poetry contest. We can’t wait to read your entries!

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Our 2017 Season Is Here!

Happy almost-Spring!

We at YARN could not be more thrilled about all the goodies we have coming your way in the upcoming 2017 season.

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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. […]

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