Welcome to YARWA!

Here we celebrate all things YA— readers, writers, authors, books, and conventions. We share information, hold online classes, and support each other on the road to publication and beyond. Networking opportunities and a strong, active membership make YARWA a powerful force in the young adult writing community.

So have a look around. . .check out our members pages and how you can become one. Browse through upcoming workshops and latest event news. At YARWA, we’ve always got the creative juices flowing, and this is the place to take your sip! Get inspired and get involved in the wonderful world of young adult literature.

Day of YA Returns!

With registration for the national Romance Writers of America conference in San Diego opening February 2, we are excited to announce YARWA’s Day of YA is back! Our day-long event of YA networking, panels, and mini-workshops will be Wednesday July 13. The event will be held on site at the Marriott Marquis and Marina from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with an included lunch. Registration is now open!

The 2016 Rosemary Contest is here!

We’re excited to once again sponsor the 2016 Rosemary contest devoted strictly to Young Adult and New Adult fiction. With three final judges per entry – an agent and two editors – your manuscript will get unprecedented exposure and consideration. Learn More…