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Yes, it’s true. After a summer break, our inboxes are once again open. With a new Fiction Editor and Acting Editor in Chief as well as several new staffers, we at YARN are ready for all the words.

We hope to fill the calendar with all kinds of unique and surprising goodies for our Spring-Summer 2017 Edition, and for that we need YOU to send us your best YA fiction, poetry, and essays!

“Stack of Papers” © Jenni C (

“Stack of Papers” © Jenni C (

So please polish up those pages and send them along when they’re shiny. Be sure to read our submission guidelines first!!

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It's a brilliant thing to have a place where you can read fresh original short stories by both seasoned YA authors and aspiring teens. YARN is a great tool box for growing up writing. - Cecil Castellucci

Imagine. Envision. Write. Revise. Submit. Read.

YARN is an award-winning literary journal that publishes outstanding original short fiction, poetry, and essays for Young Adult readers, written by the writers you know and love, as well as fresh new voices...including teens.

We also believe in feedback, which is why we encourage readers to post comments on pieces that inspire thought, emotion, laughter...or whatever.

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