Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Contemps (@YAContemps) Site Launches Today [News]

Celebrate realistic YA with The Contemps!
Authors Brent Crawford, Hannah Harrington, April Henry, Kirsten Hubbard, Denise Jaden, Kody Keplinger, Jo Knowles, Lindsey Leavitt, Sarah Darer Littman, Michael Northrop, Sarah Ockler, Micol Ostow, Lisa Schroeder, Elizabeth Scott, Mindi Scott, Emily Wing Smith, Courtney Summers, Kristen Tracy, Melissa Walker, Sara Bennett Wealer, and Daisy Whitney (yes! That's a long list!) have banded together to launch a new website called The Contemps. These writers of Contemporary YA Fiction (hence the name Contemps) want there to be a place where they can all gather together and hang out and reach their readership.

They plan to post three days a week featuring stories from their teenage years, spotlights on upcoming YA Contemp Fic, and even posts discussing important themes and issues arising in the genre.

Fans of the genre should definitely check out http://www.thecontemps.com.  AND, for those of you who LOVE contests, if you sign-up for the challenge, promising to read their 18 novels, you'll be entered to win a set containing all 18 novels!  Just check out the Get Involved page at http://www.thecontemps.com.

You can also follow the group on Twitter.

4 comments:

Liviania said...

I intend to sign up for the challenge!

Cherry said...

Hey, thanks for the heads up, beautiful!

Rebecca :) said...

I think this is a fantastic idea. More authors should do this! Thanks for sharing this.

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