This Week in YA

By Voyage YA

with Kip Wilson I’m so excited to kick off this series of weekly newsletters for you, my fellow YA enthusiasts. As a YA author and associate editor at Voyage myself, I’m looking forward to sharing exciting news from the YA world, interviews with authors and the occasional agent, editor, an... Read more

with Kip Wilson

I’m so excited to kick off this series of weekly newsletters for you, my fellow YA enthusiasts. As a YA author and associate editor at Voyage myself, I’m looking forward to sharing exciting news from the YA world, interviews with authors and the occasional agent, editor, and professor, and last but hopefully not least, my own bit of YA inspiration each week.

About me: Kip Wilson is the author of White Rose (2019, Versify), a critically-acclaimed YA novel-in-verse about anti-Nazi political activist Sophie Scholl, and The Most Dazzling Girl in Berlin (2022, Versify), a YA novel-in-verse about an aspiring singer in a queer club in 1932 Berlin. Kip holds a Ph.D. in German Literature and was the Poetry Editor at Young Adult Review Network (YARN) for five years before joining Voyage as an Associate Editor in 2020. Her next YA novel-in-verse, One Last Shot, is forthcoming from Versify in 2023.

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This Week in YA - Issue #48

With Twitter rapidly sinking at the moment, please remember you can find Voyage YA on Instagram and TikTok as well. NPR’s piece on Workers at HarperCollins Publishers begin strike certainly highlights one of the biggest publishing headlines last week. As a Ha…

 
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This Week in YA - Issue #47

NPR’s list of YA Books We Love definitely highlights some fantastic titles! Along with the “best of 2022” lists starting to pop up like the above, I also appreciated this Best Books of 2022: Kids’ and Young Adult list from indie bookstore Powell’s because it …

 
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This Week in YA - Issue #46

Publishers Weekly’s Best Children’s and YA Books 2022 definitely includes some of my favorites, so this is a good place to start your own “best of” reading.The Top 10 YA Books of the Year, According to Teenagers over on Book Riot is a great spin on the “best …

 
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This Week in YA - Issue #45

Rachel at Buzz Feed keeps the book buzz alive with 40 Highly Anticipated Young Adult Books Releasing This Fall. Have you heard about Indies Introduce? It’s a program run by the American Booksellers Association to get independent bookstores excited about debut…

 
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This Week in YA - Issue #44

In case you haven’t got enough on your TBR, Laura at Read Brightly recently shared The Most Exciting YA Books to Read This Fall.Looking for some new queer reads? Dahlia has 15 New LGBTQ YA Books To Curl Up With This Fall on Buzz Feed. I’m a big chicken myself…

 
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This Week in YA - Issue #43

As mentioned, please check out this list of 14 YA Books with Indigenous Representation over on Epic Reads. If you’re looking for a virtual bookish event, the Latinx Kidlit Book Festival from October 13-14 has got you covered. I know a lot of YA readers and wr…

 
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This Week in YA - Issue #42

First off, Jen over at Pop! Goes the Reader highlights some of the great YA books releasing this month in Hot off the Press: October 2022. If you liked Do Revenge, check out Revenge Fantasies in YA Lit for Fans of the Netflix Film on Teen Librarian Toolbox. A…

 
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This Week in YA - Issue #41

First off, we’re coming up on the last days to submit to the Voyage First Chapters Contest. Be sure to get your entries in before the 9/29 deadline!Banned Books Week might be over, but you’ll want to read this report on how Book Bans in the US Have Surged in …

 
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This Week in YA - Issue #40

First off, it’s banned books week, so please have a look at these Banned Books Week Events by PEN America, including some virtual events. On to the exciting news that 2022 NBA Longlist for Young People’s Literature Announced—what a fantastic group of titles!M…

 
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This Week in YA - Issue #39

First and foremost, you can still submit to our First Chapters Contest through September 29, 2022! The judge this time is Ayana Gray, and the theme is Love & War, so please send us your best.There are a ton of new YA books coming out this fall. You can fi…

 
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This Week in YA - Issue #38

Rachel at BuzzFeed definitely comes up with some of my favorite lists, and she’s done it again with 40 Highly Anticipated YA Books You’ll Want To Check Out This Summer.If you follow Rachel on Twitter, you know she reads a ton of books and for anyone who misse…

 
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This Week in YA - Issue #37

Teen Vogue staff’s op-ed on Roe v Wade: The Supreme Court Overturns Landmark Abortion Ruling includes some really helpful resources and ways to act.Tirzah Price at Book Riot shares why Reproductive Freedom is a YA Issue with some great recommendations. Karen …

 
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This Week in YA - Issue #36

Let’s start off the Pride celebrations with these Epic Pride Book Recs, as well as this exhaustive, fabulous list of 2022 LGBTQ+ YA Releases on the Magical Reads blog. So many fantastic books to read!As always, Jen at Pop! Goes the Reader kicked off the new m…

 
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This Week in YA - Issue #35

I think we can all use some happy books for our summer reading, and Dahlia shared 44 New LGBTQA+ YA Novels You Need This Spring that really fit the bill.I really loved Susie’s Book Riot post explaining How YA Books Helped Me Forgive my Angsty Queer Teen Self.…

 
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This Week in YA - Issue #34

Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage month is still going strong, and I agree with Farrah on BuzzFeed that You're Going To Want To Read All Of These New YA Books By AAPI Authors. My TBR grows once again!It’s also Jewish American heritage month, and I …

 
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This Week in YA - Issue #33

In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage month, Epic Reads shared a great list of 52 YA Books with Asian Protagonists.Xiran Jay Zhao shared a guest post on Teen Librarian Toolbox about Why Learning History Was So Much Easier in China. Es…

 
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This Week in YA - Issue #32

I’m the first to realize it’s not quite summer yet, so if you’re looking for releases out this month, Jen over at Pop! Goes the Reader recently shared her list of Hot off the Press: May 2022 YA. The Horn Book has some great selections for 2022 Summer Reading:…

 
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This Week in YA - Issue #31

Curious about what’s getting published right now? Karen at Teen Librarian Toolbox shared one of the most interesting, stat-filled posts I’ve seen about Teen Fiction 2022 by the Numbers (So Far). If there’s a chance anyone hasn’t yet seen Heartstopper on Netfl…

 
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This Week in YA - Issue #30

As we inch toward summer, Laura at Brightly has shared The Ultimate YA Summer Reading List. I see some fantastic titles I definitely want to read.Over on Seventeen magazine, you’ll find 17 Books by Black Female Authors That Should Be on Your Bookshelf. Comple…

 
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This Week in YA - Issue #29

Important reminder for all Voyage contest fans! Submissions continue to roll in for our Voyage Anthology Contest, but the deadline is coming up. Please submit your work by May 1!Kelly Jensen from Book Riot shared Your Guide to Spring 2022 YA Books: April-June…