October 26-28, 2018 | Pasadena, CA

Why YA? What Young Adult Is, Isn’t, and Why You Should Write It (or not)

This session will briefly outline the publishing category Young Adult Fiction while discussing many common misconceptions about this popular and lucrative part of the book industry. The session will include guidelines for writing in this category and discuss some of the advantages and disadvantages. We will cover YA tropes, and touch on some controversial issues in YA such as sexuality and diversity.