Kerri’s Debut Novel!

YARN loves to celebrate when one of it’s own staff or alums had exciting news, and this certainly qualifies: My debut novel about Kathleen “Kick” Kennedy will be published by Berkley in 2018!

New Roles for Laura & Lourdes!

We’re thrilled to announce that two YARN MVPs will be taking on new and exciting responsibilities next year!

Halloween Fiction Contest – Submissions Now Open

    Submissions are open for our Halloween Fiction Contest With a thrill of fear and anticipation, we officially announce that submissions are open for our Halloween Fiction Contest. Channel your muses and mediums, your forebears and fortunetellers, your terrorizers and tricksters. A reminder of the contest details: The fabulous Rin Chupeco, author of the […]

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!

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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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Outtakes from “When You Never Said Goodbye”

Outtakes by Meg Kearney

from “When You Never Said Goodbye”

I’m reaching for your //
hand. Let there be //
no more anguish […] //

Poetry

A Writer’s Muse

A Writer’s Muse by teen writer, Simran Chandaria.

[…] You are empty spaces, //
chasms of comfort //
that embrace each word. […]

Fiction

Scar/City

In this #ownvoices story by Diego Salinas, “Scar/City,” we glimpse a very real world in disarray — with stunning illustrations by María Octavia Russo.

He longs for arepas, but he won’t queue. Not him. Not his mother. They will stand their ground. They won’t humiliate themselves. They can resist. He wonders how many pounds he’s got left before he caves in.[…]

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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