Saturday, September 22, 2012

The Good, The Bad, and The Awesome

Well, YAtopians, we have some bad news, but we also have some really great news to soften the blow. Stay tuned to the end of this announcement to find out how you can win a $10 giftcard to the online bookstore of your choice.

The bad news:

Wendy, Leigh, Kelley, Nyrae, and Chanelle are moving out of YAtopia. We’re sure they’ll come back to visit us on major YAtopian holidays, but their careers are taking off and we wish them the best of luck under the bright lights of the big city.

Lots of good news:

We will still have the awesome content and contests you’ve come to expect from us because…

Sharon, DJ, and Sarah are sticking around. We love YAtopia and there’s no place else we’d rather be, but we can’t live here alone so….

We have already recruited three new awesome YAtopians. You’ll learn more about them in a little while, but here’s some info to whet your appetite:

That leaves us with six YAtopians. Now, six may be a lucky number in some cultures, but not in our shiny green corner of the internet… No, we’re much fonder of the number ten. So we’re holding an OPEN CALL to find four new YAtopians!

What are the civic duties of a YAtopian, you ask?
  • Post at least one original blog post per month (in English, as scheduled) related to the topics of books, writing, reading, teens, middle-grade, new adult, young adult, publishing, writing life, book promotion, etc. 
  • Keep up on group emails, which are usually light unless there’s something big going on. 
  • Participation in monthly features and organization of additional contests/features is voluntary, but encouraged. 
  • Promote YAtopian posts, contests, etc through your personal social media accounts. 

To apply to be one of the few, the proud, the YAtopians, fill out the form below. (Serious applicants only, please.) Applications are due by 11:59 PM EST Monday October 8th and we will send out citizenship papers on Monday October 15th. We’ll introduce our new YAtopians to the world starting the week of October 22nd.


At YAtopia, we want the best of the best, the cream of the crop – and we want you to help us find them! We’re giving away a $10 giftcard to any online bookstore of your choice to one lovely person who helps us spread the word. Use the Rafflecopter below to enter.

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Please post your questions in the comments of this blog post. We look forward to meeting our new members and continuing to build a strong YAtopia!


  1. I feel SO honored to have been a part of YAtopia for so long. I love you all and will definitely be back to visit! I can't stay away from this place!

    1. I'm going to miss blogging with you. I'm so glad you and Wendy invited me to be part of it. <3

  2. So sorry to see them go/happy that they're moving on to an exciting new stage in their careers!

    But I've just thought of the biggest drawback to applying: I wouldn't be eligible for the contests! Oh, what to do . . .

  3. Good luck everyone in their future endeavors. :D

  4. Welcome to your new team members. Blogging is a lot of work, but also a fun, supportive community to be involved in.

  5. That's so sad that so many are leaving. :( I'll miss them but I wish them the best of luck in their new endeavors. A big welcome to the new folks though! I love you peeps, hmmm, I may have to think about applying...

  6. Such a fantastic opportunity! Love this blog and really hope I can be a part of it! :)