North Austin YA Writers is a meetup dedicated to the aspiring YA writer or the seasoned pro. We accept anyone who wishes to work with others who want to get their story heard. We also welcome people who love the YA genre and just want to join our YA Focus Theme Discussions.
1st Sundays - Focus Theme YA Discussion
On the first Sunday, once a month we will have YA Focus Theme Discussions. The theme is announced Friday before the meeting so our organizers have time to prepare for our discussion.Our discussions are chosen by a poll of YA related questions. Here we will discuss the chosen topic. Other topics may be discussed after the main discussion topic such as, writing or editing questions, book recomendations and the like.
Check out our Poll
or see the list
and add your ideas to it!
3rd Sunday - Critique Day
This day we will go through previously submitted work, review and a Q&A if there are any questions or clarifications.
To participate the the critique: Submit your email to the event organizer. You will recive a follow up email noting your participation along with a list of email addresses you will need to send your work to others participating in the critique meetup.
- Your submitting work must be no longer than ten pages in a readable font.
- Please send no later than a week before the proposed meeting.
- If you are enclosing a section not from the beginning of the story, please include a brief summary up until the point of the story.
2nd and 4th Sundays – Pure Write
This meeting is for a member who wants a set time and place to write. You may talk with other members during this meeting but please keep in mind that this might be their only time during the week to write.
If you would like several pages or chapters critiqued outside of the Critique meeteup, please ask ask members if they would be interested.
You can upload a portion of your work to this website for others to critique on their computer rather than printing pages.
- Go to the "More" tab at the top of the page
- Select "Files"
- Click "Add a File"
- Upload your file, add a description and change the "who can see this" to your prefered setting.
If there happens to be a 5th Sunday in a month there will NOT
be a meeting.
There are no member fees but the organizer is billed each month for this meetup to be available. If you would like to help out with the monthly charge we accept donations. If you wish to make a donation to help keep this meetup available for yourself and others please email the organizer. Again it is not required but encouraged to help provide for this website.