Young Adult

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Good Websites

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

The Oral History Podcast - podcast examining the craft of writing about sex and romance in YA novels


Writing Young Adult Fiction for Dummies  

List of 200+ YA Agents with Links A huge list of 200 + agents and agencies looking for YA. List contains links and contact names blog by Sirra.

Just Write for Young Adults! Emma Walton Hamilton's 14 week course on writing YA

Good Articles


Secrets and Contradictions 

The Top Five Do's of Writing YA Lit

How Do You Write for Teenagers?

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

Why We Need YA Novels with Unlikeable Female Protagonists

The Key Differences Between Middle Grade vs. Young Adult

Ultimate Guide to Ya Fiction

Complexity in YA

YA v. Adult: What's So Different Anyway?

Writing Realistic Teenagers in YA