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Bi YA Reads Bookmarks

Introducing.....Bi YA Reads bookmarks! What: rad double-sided bookmarks with 15 of our fave Bi YA books. Who: anyone is free to use/print these out! Why: Our main goal for these was to develop a resource that librarians and booksellers can put in their teen section. Bookmarks and other hand outs are a great way to [...]

By | September 28th, 2016|Archive, Fun Things, Teachers & Librarians|Comments Off on Bi YA Reads Bookmarks

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee

Today we're very lucky to have C.B. Lee answering a few questions about Not Your Sidekick for the official blog tour! All of us at GayYA are SO EXCITED for this book! Hi C.B., thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself, your background, and your current book. Hello there! Thank you [...]

By | September 20th, 2016|Archive, Author Interview, Book Club, Fun Things, New Releases|Comments Off on Blog Tour & Giveaway: Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee

Interview: Vee sits down with David Levithan & Nina Lacour

I had the INCREDIBLE opportunity to be able to sit down with David Levithan & Nina Lacour when they came to Addendum Books on the You Know Me Well book tour. This was literally one of the best experiences of my life and I am so thankful to the authors for taking the time to [...]

By | June 29th, 2016|Archive, Author Interview, Blogathon 2016, Book Club, Fun Things, New Releases, Teen Voices|Comments Off on Interview: Vee sits down with David Levithan & Nina Lacour

#YAPride Challenge

Welcome to GayYA’s first ever #YAPride Challenge! #YAPride is all about spreading the LGBTQIA+ love-- and you’re entered to win an AWESOME prize while you do it! The prize? A box of 8 #OwnVoices LGBTQIA+ YA books. We’ll announce the exact titles in a few days, but one of them will be a signed copy of You Know [...]

By | June 5th, 2016|Blogathon 2016, Fun Things, Updates and Announcements|Comments Off on #YAPride Challenge

Giveaway: Gena/Finn by Hannah Moskowitz and Kat Helgeson

The story follows the unlikely friendship of two young women forged via fan fiction and message boards, and is told entirely in texts, chats, and blog posts. Gena (short for Genevieve) and Finn (short for Stephanie) have little in common. Book-smart Gena is preparing to leave her posh boarding school for college; down-to-earth Finn is [...]

By | May 18th, 2016|Archive, Fun Things, New Releases|Comments Off on Giveaway: Gena/Finn by Hannah Moskowitz and Kat Helgeson

Cover Reveal: THE OLIVE CONSPIRACY by Shira Glassman

We're fans of Shira Glassman's books here at The Gay YA, and even bigger fans of the work she does promoting diverse LGBTQIA+ lit and her passion for representation. Today, we're revealing the cover for The Olive Conspiracy, the fourth book in the Mangoverse series! Here's some info from Shira about the book: The Olive Conspiracy is due [...]

By | January 11th, 2016|Archive, Cover Reveal, Fun Things|Comments Off on Cover Reveal: THE OLIVE CONSPIRACY by Shira Glassman

BLEEDING EARTH Exclusive Trailer Reveal + Giveaway!

Hey everyone! We're so supremely super excited today at The Gay YA because we get to exclusively reveal the trailer for Kaitlin Ward's upcoming queer girl sci-fi, BLEEDING EARTH! We're also sharing an exclusive excerpt with you AND a chance to win signed ARCs of the book! So let's get started!!! Lea was in a cemetery when the earth [...]

By | October 21st, 2015|Archive, Fun Things|Comments Off on BLEEDING EARTH Exclusive Trailer Reveal + Giveaway!

Queer YA Scrabble: The Auction Opens! (plus an Excerpt)

The Queer YA Scrabble Giveaway is now over... but the auction is just starting! You can still get all of the fabulous prizes in Team Dragon's Prize Box-- plus some fabulous critique opportunities with editors and agents. All of the proceeds will go to the amazing organization Stonewall UK. The auction closes on June 14th-- start [...]

By | June 10th, 2015|Archive, Fun Things|Comments Off on Queer YA Scrabble: The Auction Opens! (plus an Excerpt)

Excerpt: Pukawiss The Outcast

Today for Queer YA Scrabble we are bringing you a special excerpt from the novel Pukawiss The Outcast by Jay Jordan Hawke. Remember that you can find the 4 hidden letters in this post (it will be in green), and you’ll be one step closer to solving our anagram and having a chance to win a FABULOUS box of books. [...]

By | June 7th, 2015|Archive, Fun Things|Comments Off on Excerpt: Pukawiss The Outcast

Queer YA Scrabble Author Interview: Suzanne van Rooyen

Continuing with Queer YA Scrabble, today we have the pleasure of bringing you an interview with author Suzanne van Rooyen. Find letter hidden in this post (it will be in green), and you’ll be one step closer to solving our anagram and having a chance to win a FABULOUS box of books. :) Author Suzanne [...]

By | June 7th, 2015|Archive, Author Interview, Fun Things|Comments Off on Queer YA Scrabble Author Interview: Suzanne van Rooyen