Young Adult

© Carol Heyer


Good Websites


2015 MG and YA Debut Authors  community of MG and YA authors debuting in 2015

Adventures in YA Publishing A website run by YA authors giving tips, running contests and giveaways, and other publishing information


DiversifYA site with tools for authors to include and promote diversity in their YA work



DiversityinYA - celebrating diversity in YA

YA Lit  site listing upcoming YA releases

YA Highway - YA writers celebrate YA books & provide writing and publishing tips

YA Reads reading recommendations for YA books



Resources

Secrets and Contradictions 

The Top Five Do's of Writing YA Lit

How to Structure a Killer Novel Ending on Writer's Digest 


Writing for the 21st Century (thoughts on writing for today's teens)


Avoiding LGBTQ Stereotypes in YA Fiction, Part 1: Major LGBTQ Stereotypes


A Chat with Emma Dryden


How Do You Write for Teenagers?

Accidental Outdated Slang in YA


Kid Lit Can, with Susan Hughes: Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll: Writing Edgy YA Part 1


Kid Lit Can, with Susan Hughes: Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll, Writing Edgy YA Part 2



I'm a Teenager and I Don't Like Young Adult Novels. Here's Why

Why We Need YA Novels with Unlikeable Female Protagonists

Verse Novels



Novels in Verse (list) 

The Industry


21 Publishers Seeking Young Adult Manuscripts


Writing for Young Adults - A Look at the Numbers

The Key Differences Between Middle Grade vs. Young Adult


The Difference Between MG and YA 


Craft Books

Writing Great YA, by Regina Brooks


The 21 Best YA Books for 2013 

New Adult (NA)


New Adult Roundup of Links compiled by Deborah Halverson 


Is it YA or NA?


Marketing


How to Promote a Young Adult Novel on Social Media

How Young Adults Can Use Tumblr to Reach Their Readers
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