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Around the Web: Money in Romance, YA Definitions, Kurt Vonnegut, and Kids Write 4 Kids

Welcome back, readers! This week our web content roundup includes a look at money in romance writing, a story about Kurt Vonnegut’s fascination with a murderer, some thoughts on the YA genre, and a contest for young writers.

Money in Romance

I’m always interested in discussion about creativity and money, so if you are too, you might enjoy this Book Riot piece that attempts to answer the question, how much can you make writing romance?

Kurt Vonnegut and the Cape Cod Cannibal

Kurt Vonnegut

We’re getting closer to Halloween, so a creepy story seems fitting. Mental Floss recently shared an article on author Kurt Vonnegut’s connection to the Cape Cod Cannibal. True crime fans, you’ll want to check this out.

What Is YA?

YA has been around for a long while now, and yet debates over what kinds of books should have this label continually arise. Journalist Hayley Krischer shares her thoughts on the subject for the teen librarian toolbox.

Kids Write 4 Kids

Quill & Quire has shared that the Ripple Foundation’s 10th annual Kids Write 4 Kids contest is now open for entries. The contest is open to young writers in grades 4 to 8 across Canada and winners will be published in paperback and e-book. If you know any young writers, spread the word! The contest deadline is March 31, 2022.


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