Young adult essays

NOTE FOR SUMMERS, June 15 – September 15:   We close YARN submissions in all genres during the summer months.  We reopen in the fall, usually around September 15, so watch for our social media announcements!
We can’t wait to see your creative writing!   Since this is a YA literary journal, we ask that the material be appropriate for, and of particular interest to, young adult readers, 14 years old and up.  We have no age restrictions for authors (fogies over the age of 18 write YA, too), no genre restrictions (if you’ve got a story set in 2060, bring it on!), and no geographic restrictions (we have published teens in China and other similarly far-away places, and would love to see more international submissions).  We only ask that the writing you submit be original and publishable, with some literary merit (in other words, if you’ve written a slasher thriller with lots of smooching and slaying, we recommend sending it to Hollywood and not to us).  Send us only your very best.

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Young adult essays

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