In Honor of Short Story Month — A Humor Contest, Judged by Nisha Sharma!

In honor of short story month, we’re thrilled to announce that YARN alum Nisha Sharma, author of the soon-to-be-released My So-Called Bollywood Life, will judge our Humor Contest.

Interview with Joy McCullough

We at YARN were lucky enough to snag this interview with Joy McCullough, debut novelist of “Blood Water Paint.” Her stunning historical in verse will absolutely stay with you long after you’ve finished reading.

Interview with Amanda Lovelace

We at YARN caught up with Amanda Lovelace, author of two amazing collections of poetry. Read on to find out more about Amanda and her work.

Clockwork

A talented young Pakistani writer tells a tale of sisters, hope, and fate. 

[…]The clockwork houseware is a baffling thing, really…It is rusty, and yet not allowed anything above a ticking whisper.[…]

The Day Garrett Rogers Made Me Cry

We’re so pleased to present our first fiction story of the 2018 season, a happy-sad tale about getting through tough times.

Every two months, Garrett performs at assembly…If he sang at every assembly every week, then people would think he’s showing off. He is showing off, that’s just how he masks it.[…]

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Poetry

Why Russia Doesn’t Keep a Diary, To Those Who Died at my Funeral

Two poems by Mariah Stewart

Let tears fall for me and //
trickle through spider web cracks //
drip into the Volga scarlet […]

Interviews

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.

Fiction

How to Help Your Best Friend Bury Her Mother

When Lily asks you if you like the black-and-white, smile and nod. The way she gathers the fabric in her arms like an infant tells you she’s probably more attached to this one than the sapphire or violet. […]

Poetry

Pastiche, Blu-Ray

Two poems by Anna Cates

Pastiche

between July and gin //
the open window //
and the images within […]

Fiction

Lily Lake

A hiking trip goes wrong in “Lily Lake” by Susan Fox.
[…]But Julia didn’t say anything this time because she could tell Logan was annoyed. She hated that she could distinguish Logan’s moods, like she was Logan’s own personal mood ring.[…]

Poetry

3 Poems by Joe Bisicchia

Three poems by Joe Bisicchia

Pair of Tickets

[…] Cracked bat. //
Eyes going back, back, back. //
Talk of fences and why they’re so high. […]

Poetry

Dancer’s Love Letter, After You’re Gone

Two poems by teen writer, Audrey Lee

After You’re Gone

[…] I’m not ready anymore. It’s autumn and //
dead leaves bury me. My limbs are tied […]

Fiction

Beneath the Call of the Sea

[…] The ocean called to her, its voice soft and crooning. The waves pined for her like a mother, or maybe those were her own desires she heard. […]

Interviews

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.

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. […]

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