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"A.K. Small’s debut novel, Bright Burning Stars, is basically YA catnip."
— Entertainment Weekly
MEET AK SMALL
A.K. Small's debut novel, BRIGHT BURNING STARS, was published by Algonquin Young Readers in May 2019. It was one of BN Teens Most Anticipated Books of 2019 and the cover was revealed at EW.com. It received a starred Kirkus Review and was a recommended read in the August issue of Cosmopolitan.
In addition to BRIGHT BURNING STARS, A.K. Small's second novel, FEATHER GIRL, is due to be released Spring 2021.
A.K. Small also spends time on short stories. Her short story, Anthrocon, 2017 was nominated for a Pushcart prize by the Bellevue Literary Review. Other stories such as the Flour Baby and The Interior Designer were also nominated or runner-up to prizes.
A.K. Small grew up in Paris near the Sacré Coeur, graduated from the College of William and Mary, and later received an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts.
EVENTS & NEWS
Riverstone Books YA Teen Bookclub! Friday, January 17, 2020 7pm
Bookish in the 'Burgh 2020! - March 27-28, 2020
Point Park University Event
Slippery Rock Event
Super excited to see you all there!
Attention fiction writers: If you're looking to take your manuscript to the next level, A.K. Small is available for consultation.
Her expertise will provide micro and macro edits, as well as character, plot, setting, and most importantly, internal and external struggles within your novel.
A.K. Small currently provides manuscript consultation services for Literary Fiction, YA Fiction, and Women's Lit. She does not accept non-fiction or genre fiction.
Email A.K. Small a little about your writing experience and goals, a brief description of your book, and the first 5 pages
A.K. Small will provide you with pricing details and information on turnaround time
Once approved, A.K. Small will read your whole novel thoroughly, then supply a detailed editorial letter. After reading her suggestions, she will spend an hour on the phone or via Skype discussing any questions you still might have.