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Forum: YA/MG Forum

A forum for those who are writing in the genre of YA (Young Adult) or MG (Middle Grade)

  1. Can a YA protagonist be 18?

    I'm working on a novel right now in which I have an 18 yr old protagonist. It's a dystopian novel about a futuristic version of the United States...

    Started by ArcadiaE‎, 07-07-2016 10:05 AM
    age, fiction, helpme, protagonist, youngadult
    • Replies: 3
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    11-25-2016, 08:20 PM Go to last post
  2. A way to replace one of my character's traits so that it's appropriate for kids

    I have been thinking that because my book is middle grade, it may not be appropriate to have an alcoholic character at the beginning, even if you...

    Started by Sunayna Prasad‎, 10-31-2011 03:41 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    06-13-2016, 11:08 PM Go to last post
  3. IN REAL LIFE Book Trailer

    Just posted -- hope you'll give it a look! http://tinyurl.com/khjonns

    Started by Lawrence Tabak‎, 10-05-2014 03:25 PM
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    10-05-2014, 03:25 PM Go to last post
  4. Author Interview at TechnologyTell.com

    One of the things I've been doing to raise visibility for my upcoming YA novel IN REAL LIFE (Tuttle, November 2014) is pitch it to outlets beyond the...

    Started by Lawrence Tabak‎, 09-26-2014 12:14 PM
    esports, pro-gaming, vide gaming, ya author interview, ya publicity
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    09-26-2014, 12:14 PM Go to last post
  5. Series Vs Stand Alone

    Is it true that this is the realm of serialisations as opposed to stand alones? That teens somehow dig reading episodic books when compared with...

    Started by good morning‎, 02-03-2011 11:30 PM
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    08-28-2014, 05:35 AM Go to last post
  6. Understanding "The Stakes"

    A vital aspect of MG and YA fiction is the stakes for your main character. I've taken a read of this year's (2013) National Book Award finalists with...

    Started by Lawrence Tabak‎, 11-17-2013 02:49 PM
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    11-17-2013, 02:49 PM Go to last post
  7. Elements of Award-Winning YA Novels

    My two-part analysis of the 2013 Printz Award finalists: http://www.lawrencetabak.com

    Started by Lawrence Tabak‎, 03-16-2013 04:32 PM
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  8. Beginning of Chapter One - the Magic of Matchmaking

    Here's a first chapter. Feedback is appreciated. Thanks, “In every country on earth, for as long as there have been marriages, matchmakers...

    Started by KDG22‎, 07-19-2012 04:28 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    07-19-2012, 06:22 PM Go to last post
  9. short stories

    I have asked advice from my favorite author, and he said it's almost impossible to get an agent if i want to publish short stories. I don't know how...

    Started by ilkar‎, 07-09-2012 07:41 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    07-12-2012, 04:35 AM Go to last post
  10. Agents looking for contemporary YA Novels for Male Readers?

    Does anyone know of any agents/publishers who are interested in contemporary YA novels for male readers? Is there a niche somewhere out there among...

    Started by Royce Cameron‎, 10-08-2011 09:56 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    04-25-2012, 06:38 AM Go to last post
  11. Razorbill - Penguin's YA/MG division

    Want to learn more about the market for YA/MG fiction? Check out the books Razorbill (Penguin books' young adult/middle grade division) is publishing.

    Started by Victoria‎, 01-24-2011 11:27 AM
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  12. First Line Contest

    Started by Kate‎, 03-26-2011 06:01 PM
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    01-01-1970, 12:00 AM Go to last post

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