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Contemporary Young Adult Novels

on August 26, 2010

Sometimes I feel like contemporary YA novels get lost in all the paranormal, fantasy, and dystopia buzz. As a writer of contemporary novels for middle grades and young adults, I was excited to see that last week, 21 YA authors debuted “The Contemps,” a website dedicated to promoting realistic teen fiction to readers, librarians, and booksellers.

Who Are The Contemps?

We’re 21 authors putting real life in the spotlight, keeping readers up to date on the latest in YA contemporary fiction by blogging, tweeting, (over) sharing our own teenage experiences, and occasionally meeting up in real life.

Why Are We Here?

Our goal is to help teens, booksellers, and librarians connect with and celebrate books that feature true-to-life settings, characters, and situations, and to let publishers know about the ongoing demand for contemporary stories.

Check out their website!

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