As of my writing this, YA Highway is two followers away from 100. Since we've been live less than six months, we're pretty thrilled.
One thing that has impressed us the most is the insightful conversation in our comments section, especially during our newly minted Road Trip Wednesday blog carnivals. We've discovered numerous fab blogs and writers that way, and consistently enjoy everyone's thoughtful input.
And we want more.
So in honor of our Centennial Celebration, we'd like to put out a call for contributions. Is there a controversy in the YA industry you're just aching to rant about? A landmark writing hack you'd love to share? A book review or author interview? Or maybe even a dream writing road trip guaranteed to light a fire under every aspiring authorling?
We've got the platform. While 100 followers is an great number, our number of lurkers is much higher. (Step into the light, you guys!) If you're interested in publishing a piece here on the Highway, send an email to yahighway (at) gmail.com with a few sentences describing what you want to write about and a link to your blog or website. We'll roll out contributor posts during the month of December, so even if don't have a hot topic to share, it'll be exciting to discover new voices all month long.
And that's not all, folks. YA Highwayer Kristin Miller has wrangled up an utterly awesome giveaway: a $40 bookcase from CSN Bookcases! My favorite. On top of that, we'll also be giving away several young adult books in the month of December. (btw, all you followers will have a chance to win, not just number 100.)
More on all that later. Much thanks to all our followers and lurkers. We can't wait to see what you come up with to enrich the YA Highway.