Here at FYA, we hold ourselves to the strictest standards in journalism-- honesty, accuracy and, above all, fearless snarkery. There is no book too controversial for us to review, no author too awesome for us to swimfan over. We scour the internet for the juiciest YA scoop and tirelessly investigate the latest novels, all in the hopes of making FYA a reliable source of procrastination for YOU, our beloved reader. WE DO IT ALL FOR YOU! (And if this sounds like a guilt trip, just send us a bottle of champers and you'll feel better.)
And then, at the end of the day, we slip on our favorite Japanese silk dressing gown, pour ourselves a snifter of whiskey, pat ourselves on the back and say, "Wow, we REALLY need to find some guest contributors cos this shizz is tough, and we are LAZY BISHES."
So today, I am most pleased to announced the creation of a new category, which will (hopefully) be populated by posts from YOU GUYS! We're calling it Smarty Pants, and yes, you should be flattered.
Basically, we see this category as a way to highlight our extremely talented, not to mention opinionated readership. Is there something about the YA genre you're dying to say? Trends that require yr expert scientific analysis? Pet peeves you've ranted about to all of yr friends and now they're sick of hearing about them but you still need to get them off yr chest in a much more public venue? Well, HERE'S YR CHANCE! Submit yr guest post to foreveryoungadult at gmail dot com, and wait for FAME AND FORTUNE TO FIND YOU. (Although, FYI, they seem to have a lousy sense of direction cos we're still waiting. GET A GPS SYSTEM ALREADY GAH.)
We want to keep this category as open as possible, but we do have a few specifications:
• No book reports (cos we pretty much have that covered)
• Make it pithy, not lengthy (1,000 words is our general max)
• It must, somehow, relate to YA.
• BE FUNNY Y'ALL!
Please keep in mind that it might take us a while to get back to you, and we won't be able to post everything we receive. But given the cleverness of the comments on this site, I have no doubt that our inbox is about to get deluged with AWESOME!
So grab yr keyboard, turn on yr brains and MAKE A CONTRIBUTION! I promise, it feels really good. Plus, it's a great excuse for a drink. (Just a little pro-tip from a veteran journalist.)