I absolutely LOVE YA anthologies! I used to write short stories way back before I became a blogger and even had some published, and it is my “maybe someday” dream to try to edit an anthology of my own, so YA short stories and anthologies are certainly near and dear to my heart.
When I was avidly writing short stories, it seemed to be a bit of a dying art, so I have been so thrilled to see the boom in published YA anthologies over the past few years. Writing a short story is so different than writing a novel and when done well, they can be so wonderful and entertaining. I’m so happy to see that the short story is alive and well in YA!
There are several YA anthologies I’ve read over the past few years that I’ve absolutely loved and a few coming out over the next several months that I just cannot wait to get my paws on! I hope to see many more of these beautiful books over the years to come!
Upcoming YA Anthologies!
These three books are certainly some of my most anticipated reads of the next several months. Let me know if there are any that you’re looking forward to that I need to add to my list!
Some of My Favorite YA Anthologies
I enjoyed reading these books so much. I am always blown away when an author can write a short story that feels like a complete and engrossing tale, and some of the stories included in these anthologies are such excellent examples of that.
What are some of your favorite YA anthologies? Do you enjoy reading short stories? Do you have any YA short story or anthology recommendations for me?