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A scattering of red, white, and blue pins reading "The state of YA" are scattered among pins with star emblems.

The state of YA in 2022

A dozen young adult authors weigh in on the 10 biggest trends they see in their genre.

What to do when your writing goes viral

A guide to sorting through agent offers, getting your book proposal just right, and making sure you still have more to say after a million (or more) people read your article.

Your 10 biggest grammar woes, solved

A guide to commas, clauses, commonly mixed-up words, and more, with can’t-fail tricks to keep your writing clean.

Jandy Nelson
Jandy Nelson. Photo by Sonya Sones

Jandy Nelson: Painting outside the lines

Think YA can’t be literary? Meet Jandy Nelson – and watch her lyrical language bring fully formed protagonists to life

Ross Gay
Ross Gay

Ross Gay: Finding joy in the process

The writer spins essays and poems by observing the world around him and questioning his relationship to it. He is delighted by what he sees.

#RutBusterBook: Getting to know you

Building characters is a critical – and, I’m learning, quite difficult – part of writing a book.