Monday, June 17, 2013

Generation New Adult! by Dawn Pendleton

If you haven’t heard of it, there’s a new magazine circling around Facebook & Twitter. Generation New Adult is a magazine focused on bringing authors and readers the most up-to-date information about the new adult genre in books. New Adult is a fairly new term, but with indies pushing the genre and even some publishers picking it up, Amazon has created a New Adult & College category! With that behind us, indies are even more proud of the genre and there are new releases almost every day that are considered new adult.
Publication preview
So what does that have to do with Generation New Adult? As one of the founders (along with Andrea Heltsley and Ashley Poston), our goal is to give readers new insight into the genre, especially since there’s a lot of confusion about what makes a novel new adult. Basically, if the characters are between the ages of 18 – 26, the book can be classified as new adult. There are exceptions, as well. The new adult category encompasses that time in a characters life when he/she is going out on their own, separate from their parents and thrust into the real world. Many times this includes the college life, but it’s also about starting a first real job, going into the military, and so much more.
At GNA, we strive to give sound advice to authors, too, so as to help indies as much as we can. We’re all in it together and that means sharing vital information is key. We also list any and all new releases in the genre over the quarter, a promotion that we hope will shed even more light on new adult books.
We do author interviews in every issue, and reviews, as well, which can bring more attention to a particular author. We will be opening ad space for authors for our September 2013 which will be priced very cheap (we’re indie’s ourselves – we know how tight finances can be). Ad space is also available for bloggers and traditional publishers.
We at GNA would like to extend an invitation for all readers and new adult authors to get more involved – Questions or comments about the magazine or the genre can be forwarded to
We are currently working on integrating our magazine to Amazon and Barnes & Noble formats, but for now, you can buy your copy of our magazine here:

Thank you for having me! 

Dawn Pendleton, President of GNA


  1. INSANELY excited about this!!!!!!!

    YES to awesome people spreading the word about NA! Keep up the great work!

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