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The popularity of YA anthologies in recent years has made it relatively easy to access and enjoy YA short stories, and I am here for it. The short story form is exciting and dynamic, plus I love being able to enjoy so many new-to-me authors without the commitment to longer novels. When it comes to outlets for YA short stories beyond published anthologies, options are sparse. Few literary journals or magazines accept submissions for YA short stories, and even fewer outlets will pay authors for them. Pan are hoping to change that with Foreshadow, a serial YA anthology that offers free YA short stories! They also launched their Indiegogo fundraiser , so that they can afford to pay their writers, and if they surpass their initial fundraising goal, pay their amazing staff honorariums for their hard work.
Must-Read YA Anthologies
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At my very first library job, one of the school requests I got was specifically for Young Adult anthologies. The teacher used the stories as a means of getting teens interested in reading in a different way — something short, catchy, and with their reading in mind, young adult anthologies helped encourage new reading experiences and voices to those who might otherwise not be exposed to them outside the typical classroom canonical works. Of course, young adult anthologies are something I care deeply about, having now edited two of my own. Find below a round-up of 50 actually 52, since two are forthcoming in young adult anthologies you should know about. These span topics and genres, with a wide range of voices and styles represented. While editorship of YA anthologies skews white and straight, there are more diverse titles in recent years and additionally, these collections themselves have gotten much stronger in representation in recent years, too. Take a journey through time and genres and discover a past where queer figures live, love and shape the world around them. Seventeen of the best young adult authors across the queer spectrum have come together to create a collection of beautifully written diverse historical fiction for teens.