How to Edit MG/YA Fiction, Kelly Anne White




One audio recording from PENCON 2018

How to Edit MG/YA Fiction
Kelly Anne White


The MG/YA audience has very specific (and fickle!) demands, so writers need smart strategies for snagging readers’ attention with witty content, authentic language, realistic dialogue, unique narrative hooks, and more. We will examine the differences and similarities of MG and YA fictional works as well as discern what is considered age-appropriate and what is not. Discover what’s trending and genre-bending in the world of MG and YA publishing—both CBA and mainstream—while learning to mindfully and responsibly incorporate those elements into top-notch manuscript editing.