YA Fiction in Academia

QSLA author Natalie Bina shares a recent experience in her post YA Fiction in Academia and My Writing Being “Too YA” where she recounts her experiences in writing courses in college and the negative undertone that writing in a YA way has in the classroom.

 

“I long ago accepted that YA as a genre would forever be involved in a whole bunch of publishing and money-making politics, but this academic separatism relies on YA stories being inferior to “high-class” writing. I believe that, especially in colleges, the term “YA fiction” has fallen victim to stereotyping based on the books that come to the attention of the media.”

 

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