Launch Announcement

Dear YA writers, lovers, editors, and publishers!

It is with great pleasure that we are announcing the launch of Young Adulting, an online magazine that celebrates, engages with, and reviews contemporary literature for young adults (YA), middle-grade (MG) and new adults (NA).

Based out of the Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Young Adulting is a forum for critical engagement with contemporary anglophone books for young readers. In a changing publishing climate, YA is one of the only consistently growing literary sectors and the source for countless film, television, and game adaptations. These novels are complex, respond to social change, represent the diversity of their readers, and cross a broad swath of sub-genres from contemporary realism to urban fantasy to historical fiction.

While we have started small, we hope to develop into a platform where authors and scholars can add their voices to the conversation alongside reviewers and scholars of this literature. For the time being, reviews will be posted weekly. We would like to thank UBC, the Creative Writing Program and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) for their support. As an online educational initiative, Young Adulting would not have been possible without seed funding.

At this time, we would like to welcome you to send us copies of upcoming young adult, middle-grade, and new adult fiction. While our resources are finite, will do our best to carefully read as many of the materials sent to us as possible. ARCs and books can be mailed to the UBC Creative Writing Program (address below) or emailed to

To find out more or read our reviews, please visit or email us at

Happy reading and writing!

Emily Pohl-Weary and Elizabeth Leung, Editors |

UBC Creative Writing Program | The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory

E462 – 1866 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z1

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