YAing News: Week of February 27

Vancouver has turned into a snow globe these past few days! Winter may have had a late start here, but it is certainly making up for it this week. So grab a blanket and get cozy by the fireplace (or by a candle) as we dive into what’s been happening in the children’s publishing industry!

YAing Updates

First, let’s start with what’s been happening at Young Adulting since I last wrote you! Here’s a recap of the fantastic reviews we’ve published:

Industry News


On Wednesday, March 1, LIBYRExtraCredit will be conducting a live conversation about craft and storytelling with bestselling and award-winning author Dusti Bowling and librarian and blogger extraordinaire Betsy Bird. Click here to register and learn more!

Check out this online masterclass on self-publishing with author and editor Tiara Jade Chutkhan on March 2nd at 7pm EST (4pm PST). Here, Tiara Jade will demystify the indie publishing process and offer valuable insight for emerging authors. Admission is $10.00 CAD. Register here!

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre is hosting a Get Published! webinar on March 25! The webinar will focus on writing picture books and fiction for young people and include expert advice for industry professionals. Click here to register and learn more!


Check out this clip from the UBC Creative Writing Department’s “An Insider’s Guide to Children’s Publishing” panel! Amy Tompkins talks about her position as a literary agent! This segment provides insight on the industry for anyone looking to publish children’s literature or pursue careers in publishing.

As always, please do send us your news related to children’s and young adult literature at young.adulting@ubc.ca so we can feature them in future newsletters. Our newsletter is published on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month. And remember to keep up with us on Twitter and Instagram!

Take care, and happy reading, 

The Young Adulting Editors 

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