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Swoon Author Shani Petroff: The True Story Behind ROMEO & WHAT'S HER NAME
In Romeo & What's Her Name, the main character Emily
gets up on stage and attempts to perform Shakespeare without knowing her lines.
She is mortified. The embarrassment is deep, and I should know, because the
idea behind this scene came from my real life.
That’s right, I too humiliated myself in front of a crowd.
I was ...
Romeo & What's Her Name,
Fight the Power: Get Inspired by These 5 Life-Affirming Moments in Politically Charged YA Lit
Regardless if you swing elephant or donkey, there's no denying that these are turbulent times. Many folks are feeling hopeless and scared, and utterly unsure of what the future holds. In periods like these, reading can play an even bigger role in our lives—empowering us to enact change the way some of literature's bravest characters have. That ...
Why Wasn't I Chosen?: An Open Edit Letter (Part VII)
Dear Swoon Readers,We’re thrilled to announce our next Swoon Reads list! We were so excited to expand to publishing all genres of YA this fall, and we were over the moon to see so many great new manuscripts of all types—historical, fantasy, action, and more!—submitted to the site. You gave us a great batch of manuscripts ...
open edit letter,
Why Wasn't I Chosen?,
Announcing Our Ninth List: MEET ME IN OUTER SPACE by Melinda Grace, MEN IN TIGHTS by Danielle Banas, SURVIVING ADAM MEADE by Shannon Klare, and THE OFFERING by Jessika Fleck!
Dear Readers,Hello Winter! And Happy New Year Swoon Readers and Writers!We're excited to share the newest manuscripts chosen for publication. I can't think of a fun-ner way to kick-off 2017. Once again you've helped us find the freshest new stories, and we were blown away by the talent of those who submitted. Thank you for ...
Men in Tights,
Meet Me in Outer Space,
Surviving Adam Meade,
“THE BOOK IS BETTER!” And Other Things that Readers Yell During Movie Adaptations
Let’s set the stage
for a minute. You read a book. You love this book. You read it over and over
and over again until the pages start to fall apart. You give the book to your
friends. You give the book to your parents. You make your cat read the book
(first you have to teach your cat ...