YARN will be shutting down the site….

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Hello Educators, Readers, & Writers,

It’s with great regret that we must tell you that YARN will go dark at the end of 2021.  Unfortunately, the cost of keeping the archive up and free of trolls and other unfortunate internet hacks is proving too steep, and so after 14 amazing years, we have to take it down.  Please feel free to download, screenshot, or otherwise keep anything else you might want to use in the future.  From the beginning, it was meant to be free and open to all – so please, keep what you like.  And thank you so much for participating in this amazing community.

My very best,


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What Is YARN?

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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