Friday, January 6, 2012

Join the Mission!

We've got some new things happening here at YA Confidential that are designed to get you involved with our mission of finding out the real scoop about today's teens.

The first you'll find in our sidebar. There's now a permanent place where you can sign up to be an Analyst (if you're a teen) or where you can enter questions for our Ask-A-Teen and Ask-A-Dude features. Don't let it get lonely!

Secondly, this month we're starting a new feature that's all about you! We're calling it...


Your mission, should you choose to accept it (and we really hope you do!), is to interview a real live teen for your blog in the month of January. Ask them about the books they read, the issues that concern them in their lives, anything at all. Post it on your blog, and send us a link.

At the end of the month, we will post links to everyone who joined the mission. Then we'll all have lots of interviews with real teens to read that will help us create more authentic YA literature!

If you want to participate, just find yourself a teen and post the following image and text along with your interview to spread the word:

YA Confidential aims to help writers create more authentic young adult literature by giving them insight into today's teens. Each month, they issue a mission to their readers. January's mission, which I have chosen to accept, is to:


Hopefully by the end of the month, we'll have lots of interesting interviews with a diverse group of teens to read and some new blogs to follow as well! 

Okay, get interviewing!


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