YA Got Mail! Link round-up (January 16).


​Welcome to YA Got Mail!, our weekly link round-up. What else is happening in the YA world?

Tweet of the Week

Author Affairs

S.E. Sinkhorn summed up her reaction to an article comparing American and British kidlit.

“When it comes down to it, your books aren’t going to love you back.” Emily Henry talked about writing and The Love That Split The World.

Representation and Responsibility

Jennie Yabroff at the Washington Post posed a question: why are there so few girls in children’s books?

Liz Bourk wrote about her experiences with fanfiction – and her defense of it – for Tor.com.

List Fulfillment

Barnes & Noble’s Teen blog shared 14 historical YAs they’re looking forward to in 2016, as well as a list of 26 fantasy novels they’re anticipating.

The Guardian listed the best opening lines in children’s and YA fiction.

Kelly Jensen made a list of the best lady-driven novels.

In the Community

Read At Midnight created downloadable wallpapers based on the Six of Crows promo artwork.

Can you tell which YA cover is the real one?

Cover designer Regina Flath talked about her work at Book Riot.

Over at Medium, Simon Owens looked at how novelists are monetizing short stories through Patreon. MTV looked at upcoming YA adaptations.

At Stacked, Kimberly talked about CYBILS titles she loved that didn’t make the final award lists.

YA Got Mail! round-ups done by Tara Hackley and Nicole Brinkley.

Join our YA newsletter:

No spam guarantee.


About Author

Tara Hackley

Tara is a twenty-something with a love of writing, animals, and life. She's usually reading or writing but if she's not, she's out finding her next great adventure.

Comments are closed.