Introducing the YA Buccaneers!

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We're a group of YA writers daring to share our tales of literary adventure. This month, you'll meet each member of our fierce crew of rapscallions and scallywags, followed by introductions to the different topics and activities you'll find on YA Buccaneers.

July theme: Adventure! 

Every month has a theme, and this month we'll be celebrating our wild, adventurous side. The side that likes taking road trips, and drops everything for a weekend at the beach. The side that's not afraid to try something new - or, okay, is afraid, but wants to work up to it. Launching the YA Buccaneers is an adventure, and we are so glad you are here to share it with us.  

Read below for a taste of what our site will offer ... if you dare!

In Learn the Ropes, we'll share our knowledge of writing - from grammar tips to insight on the publishing industry.

Join the mutiny! Reading Mutiny is our version of a reading challenge. Each month, we'll challenge you to read at least one book from a selection that ties into our monthly theme. 

Walk the Plank will be a monthly flash fiction challenge with a rotating prompt. 

Word Sprints are 30- to 60-minute blocks of time where we'll write as much as we can without interruption or stopping. We'll check in and interact via Twitter for encouragement and support.


That's just a sampling of what you'll find on the site. And, since we pirates love anything that involves treasure, there will be monthly giveaways! Participation in activities and in the comments will earn you giveaway entries (check out our Treasure Chest to see this month's booty). Subscribe to the blog via RSS or sign up for our newsletter for the full scoop!  

Launch giveaway

In addition to this month's usual givaway (see above), we'll be giving away two pirate-themed prize packs. To earn entries, welcome each of our crew members by leaving a blog comment on their interview, then log your entries via the Rafflecopter form on this post. You'll earn an extra entry each time you comment on a new interview. The giveaway closes July 13th at 12:00am.

Mark your calendars!

Thank you for joining our adventure!

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