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


Secrets and Contradictions 

The Top Five Do's of Writing YA Lit

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Accidental Outdated Slang in YA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

The Key Differences Between Middle Grade vs. Young Adult

Ultimate Guide to Ya Fiction

Complexity in YA

What Am I Writing? Young Adult vs. Middle Grade

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

Writing Realistic Teenagers in YA

What's Trending in YA: Library Edition