Writing for Publication—Queries and Submissions:
- QUITE THE QUERY: Kim Chance and KEEPER via Amy Trueblood: A successful YA contemporary fantasy query.
Writing for Publication—Book Marketing and Social Media:
- Three Reasons Why Your Blog Isn’t Growing via Create If Writing: Things to consider if your blog isn’t gaining followers.
- WordPress For Writers: 10 Most Useful Plugins For Your Author Website via The Creative Penn: Amp up your author website with these useful plugins.
- Author Of The Week: Chat with Jodi Meadows (Before She Ignites), Plus Giveaway!! via YA Books Central: Interview with Jodi Meadows, author of Before She Ignites.
- Author Chat with Adam Silvera (They Both Die At The End)! via YA Books Central: Interview with Adam Silvera about his latest novel.
- Author Chat with Steve Schafer (The Border) via YA Books Central: Interview with Steve Schafer, author of The Border.
- 'Young People Who Do Extraordinary Things' Are The Norm In Marie Lu's YA World via NPR: Interview with Marie Lu, author of Warcross.
- 14 Authors Discuss Identity, Revisiting the Past, and More in September’s YA Open Mic via The B&N Teen Blog: YA authors discuss everything from stolen homes to adoption.
- Must-read YA paranormal romance: 'Black Bird of the Gallows' by Meg Kassel (and interview!) via YA Books Central: Interview with Meg Kassel on her YA novel.
Adventures in YA Publishing Author Interviews:
- Steve Schafer, author of THE BORDER, on tapping into a deeper, more meaningful side of himself
- Calla Devlin, author of RIGHT WHERE YOU LEFT ME, on sharing your voice and story
- Tawni Waters, author of THE LONG RIDE HOME, on answering answering the question “What happens next?”
- K.M. Walton, editor of BEHIND THE SONG, on music having the power to bring people together
- Heather T. Smith, author of THE AGONY OF BUN O'KEEFE, on listening to feedback
- Emily Ziff Griffin, author of LIGHT YEARS, on being happiest when writing
- Wendelin Van Draanen, author of WILD BIRD, on learning things about yourself from your characters
Literary Agent News and Interviews:
- September Featured Agent – Thao Le – Part One Interview via Kathy Temean: Part one in an interview series with literary agent Thao Le.
Writing and Pitch Contests:
- September 2017 Contest Roundup via Sub It Club: A round-up of upcoming writing contests.
- Is Your Protagonist Too Lucky? A guest post by Janice Hardy via Middle Grade Mafia: Making sure your protagonist isn’t so lucky that it feels like your plot is contrived.
- Tell Me What You Want: Uncovering Your Character’s Driving Motivation via NaNoWriMo: Deciding what your character wants and how it will propel the plot of your whole novel.
- WoW: Setting as Catalyst and Mirror by Katherine Locke via Adventures in YA Publishing: How to use your setting to its fullest, and spark changes in your characters.
- The Art of Story Seduction—From Spark to Romance, Climax to Commitment via Kristen Lamb: How bonding with a great story is like dating.
- Staying Focused as a Creative, and When You Maybe Shouldn't via Go Teen Writers: Dealing with “shiny object syndrome,” where you chase new ideas instead of working on one and finishing it.
- There’s Hope For You, Struggling Writers (And Here’s Proof) via The Write Practice: A true story of bad writing, perseverance, and why you shouldn’t give up.
Publishing News & Trends:
- Reaching YA Readers Where They Are: Online via Publishers Weekly: A number of publishers are finding new ways to connect with teens—and adults—who read YA.
New YA E-Book Deals:
- Epic Reads Book Deals
- Amazon Teen & Young Adult Book Deals
- Fierce Reads Book Deals
- Book Riot Deals of the Day
New YA Book Giveaways:
- Adventures in YA Publishing Giveaways
- Epic Reads Giveaways
- Goodreads Giveaways
- RivetedLit Giveaways
- YA Books Central Giveaways
YA New Book Deals and Releases:
- New Releases this week 09/04-09/10 plus 7 Giveaways via Adventures in YA Publishing: Our weekly highlighted new releases, plus a whopping seven giveaways!
- What's New In YA ~ September 5th, 2017 via YA Books Central: New releases in YA for this week.