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Even a Little is a Lot: Asexual Representation in YA

Asexuality in YA Series: Day #5 Previous Posts: Representing the Asexual Experience by Tabitha O'Connell | My Kind of Normal by Kelly Murashige | What’s So Important About Ace Representation? by Kazul Wolf | Navigating the In-Between: Demisexuality in YA Lit by Dill Werner | Introduction: Asexuality in YA Series by Vee S. The future always seemed bright, but [...]

By | December 16th, 2016|Author Guest Blog, New Releases, Publishing People, Writers on Writing|Comments Off on Even a Little is a Lot: Asexual Representation in YA

Building Zoey’s World

Trans Awareness Week: Day #7 Previous Posts: We Need Trans Books… But We Really Need Trans Writers by Elliot Wake, Second Trans on the Moon by Kyle Lukoff, How the Fox Became by Fox Benwell, Interview: Alex Gino, The Room Where it Happens by Parrish Turner, Trans Stories Are Human Stories by April Daniels, Center Trans Voices: Introduction to Trans Awareness [...]

By | November 28th, 2016|Author Guest Blog, Guest Blogs|Comments Off on Building Zoey’s World

We Need Trans Books… But We Really Need Trans Writers

Trans Awareness Week Series: Day #6 Previous Posts: Second Trans on the Moon by Kyle Lukoff, How the Fox Became by Fox Benwell, Interview: Alex Gino, The Room Where it Happens by Parrish Turner, Trans Stories Are Human Stories by April Daniels, Center Trans Voices: Introduction to Trans Awareness Week Series by Vee S.) by Elliot Wake About 0.6% of [...]

By | November 22nd, 2016|Archive, Author Guest Blog, New Releases|1 Comment

How the Fox Became

Trans Awareness Week: Day #4  Previous Posts: Interview: Alex Gino, The Room Where it Happens by Parrish Turner, Trans Stories Are Human Stories by April Daniels, Center Trans Voices: Introduction to Trans Awareness Week Series by Vee S.) by Fox Benwell  I talk a lot, both as a transmasculine guy and as a writer, about the importance of words. [...]

By | November 18th, 2016|Archive, Author Guest Blog, Writers on Writing|Comments Off on How the Fox Became

Trans Stories Are Human Stories

Trans Awareness Week Series: Day #1 (Previous Posts: Center Trans Voices: Introduction to Trans Awareness Week Series by Vee S.)  by April Daniels So, I wrote a book. It’s a good book, and I’m proud of it. But ever since we swung into action marketing it, I’ve been having a lot of Complicated Thoughts about [...]

By | November 15th, 2016|Author Guest Blog, New Releases|1 Comment

So Now What? The Post-Coming Out Story in LGBTQ YA Fiction

by Emily O’Beirne Does every single LGBTQ young adult book have to be a coming out story? This is a sighed-out question we hear a lot these days. And while I do think that we need to pause and take some small pleasure in the fact that we’ve reached a cultural point where we can complain [...]

By | November 11th, 2016|Author Guest Blog|Comments Off on So Now What? The Post-Coming Out Story in LGBTQ YA Fiction

On the Queer Trans Experience: Because Sometimes Just One Letter Ain’t Enough

by Meredith Russo  One of the things most often praised about my book If I Was Your Girl isn’t the book itself, but the author’s note at the end (or the beginning, depending on if you’re reading the ARC or the final print) where I lay out my hope that cis people won’t take Amanda’s [...]

By | June 30th, 2016|Archive, Author Guest Blog, Blogathon 2016, Writers on Writing|Comments Off on On the Queer Trans Experience: Because Sometimes Just One Letter Ain’t Enough

There are no rules

by Mariko Tamaki  I need a second to tell you this thing. Ready? There are no rules. Okay. Wait. Hold on. There are some rules. You can’t eat a grill cheese in math class. You can’t walk barefoot in places that have a sign that says you can’t walk barefoot there. Sure sure, I get [...]

By | June 26th, 2016|Archive, Author Guest Blog, Blogathon 2016|Comments Off on There are no rules

Don’t Judge A Book By Its Description

by Zac Brewer I have to admit, I may have squealed a little when I read the email inviting me to write a piece for Gay YA. It’s an honor to be included, to feel like my voice matters, on the subject of being queer. Growing up, there wasn’t really any YA to speak of [...]

By | June 25th, 2016|Author Guest Blog, Blogathon 2016|Comments Off on Don’t Judge A Book By Its Description

What My Queer YA Means To Me

by Erin Bow  I will be honest. I didn’t set out to write a book in which girls kiss each other. As a novelist, I’m not much of a planner. Even the few things I do have planned don’t always work out, and that was certainly the case with my 2015 book, The Scorpion Rules. [...]

By | June 23rd, 2016|Archive, Author Guest Blog, Blogathon 2016, Writers on Writing|Comments Off on What My Queer YA Means To Me