5 Sweet YA Reads for National Cookie Day
Happy National Cookie Day! We all know there are two types of people in the world: those who actually try their hand at baking and those who prefer to watch baking shows while secretly thinking they’d do way better than the competitors (guilty as charged). If you fall into either of those categories, then you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find ...
Kissing Max Holden,
5 of Today's Hit Songs as YA Novels
From the poppy hits you jam to in the car to the melodramatic ballads you cry to, each song tells their own story in the same way a YA novel does. The top-charting songs especially reflect what people want and need to hear now—even if it’s just about taking your horse down to the Old Town Road.Here are five YA ...
Small Town Hearts,
If It Makes You Happy,
The Supervillain and Me,
Love Scene Take Two,
Finding Mr. Better-Than-You
What Makes a Reader Pass the 3-Chapter Hurdle?
Pretty much anyone who's ever dipped into a manuscript on our Swoon Reads site has reached the Chapter 3 pop-up: “By the end of the third chapter, editors usually know if a manuscript will get a yay or a nay.” That pop-up isn't exaggerating—editors can usually tell how promising or lackluster a manuscript is by that point.In my first couple ...