"Ginger and Koi" by Moonsand, with these words,"My little sister told me that cats and fish can never be friends. So I drew this just to prove her wrong XD. On a deeper note, though, I also drew this to tell her that, although some people may tell you something is impossible, you can always make it possible. By creating." Post your photos and art for publication with YWP!

 

The Daily Read

Sep 21
poem, song 3 comments challenge: RBG

A beacon of light

Ruth, I'm sorry.

Ruth, you meant so much.  

Ruth, your words touch on things so sensitive so real and now that you're gone, I don't know how to feel. 
On one hand, we all have to say goodbye one day but why today? We need you. 
For on the other hand we haven't finished the work you started but how to start? 
You're a general commanding fleets of equality and hope but my hope's starting to deplete.
Ruth, you've raised a mighty movement, a snarling butterfly of anger and denial and demands so long denied but
Ruth, we can't do what you can! 
No, could; that's death, a shift. Can to could. 
Ruth, would you show us a way to do the good that you did, now that you're gone?
We'll learn to live without you, but I don't want to move on. 
Fragility is everywhere, and yet it's taboo. 
I don't know how to be strong without you.

The president is squabbling, disregarding your wishes and
Sep 22

Today's Tiny Write

Can I just say how amazed I am that YWP is so much like a community of artists, readers, writers, and creators. There are people all over the world here and yet we gather together under the title of “creators”. I also love how I can look at the sidebar and see who is currently on YWP, it just makes me smile. :) And a quick callout to those who are new:
Aidan. B
Kenna Lund
abibeau
Teyaoliver
LeoDowney
Ravenwatch
Mary Bosco
goldfish2020
Kellin Martin
madeleineT
Welcome to the YWP community!

- Moonsand

Add your tiny write to Tiny Writes, here (or in top menu under YWP COMMUNITY). See tiny highlights here.
Sep 19

Special Book Launch!

Sep 19

CONGRATULATIONS!


BIG THANK YOU AND CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF THE PUBLISHED WRITERS, PHOTOGRAPHERS, AND ARTISTS IN ANTHOLOGY 11! – FROM ALL OF US AT YWP
Sep 19

Support YWP's writers and artists!

Aug 19

Community Leaders 2020-21

Community Leaders are the heart and soul of Young Writers Project – they put so much energy and love into this community that they deserve special recognition. YWP writers, photographers, and artists are invited to become Community Leaders because of all they do for YWP, the thought and care they put into their own work, and the encouragement and positive reinforcement they give to others on the site.
 
MEET YWP's COMMUNITY LEADERS for 2020-21:

Alessandra G.
amaryllis
AvaClaire
cedar
Crescent_Moon
charvermont
dogpoet
eyesofIris
Fiona Ella
fire girl
gaia_lenox
Graceful
happydancer
Hazel C.
Icarus Blackmore
Ice Blink
Icestorm
Inkpaw
irishjayne
Kittykatruff
LadyMidnight
laurenm
Love to write
My Perpetual Wednesday
nean_bean
NewLeaf
NiñaEstrella
Nightheart
PeachesMalone
QueenofDawn
Rubber Soul
thegreenone
Treblemaker
TreePupWriter
Whitney
Yellow Sweater
zazu
This is a rolling list – and we always welcome NEW Community Leaders! If you're missing from this list or think you or a friend should be added, contact Susan Reid, YWP Executive Director, at [email protected]. Community Leaders are here for the community! Reach out to them if you have a question about writing, photography, art – anything YWP!
Sep 01

THE COMMUNITY JOURNALISM PROJECT

The COMMUNITY JOURNALISM PROJECT (CJP), now in its second year in the 2020-21 school year, offers writing and photo challenges, journalism skills-building, online workshops, and publication throughout the school year. Watch the site for weekly updates. This project is for students and teachers, inside and outside of the classroom.

Historic Times Call for Great Writing!
The next 12 months are shaping up to be a turning point in American history, affecting the future for years to come. YWP's Community Journalism Project provides a place for you to speak out, share your views with the YWP community, and get published! Respond to the weekly journalism challenges or write your own opinion about the issues that matter to you — the 2020 election, the pandemic, racial justice, climate change, your local community, anything! CJP posts will be considered for publication as the Daily Read, in The Voice, on VtDigger.org, in our Vermont newspaper series, and in Anthology 12. Join us!

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Dec 07
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FUNDRAISING DRIVE!

Sep 21

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Challenges

Sep 20

RBG

[Illustration: Bijou Karman, The Atlantic]
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died at 87 on Sept. 18, spent her life fighting for equality for all Americans. How will you carry on RBG's fight? And/or what does her loss mean for the Supreme Court and the 2020 election? [See Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Legacy, New York Times, 9/19/20]
Aug 03

Hundred

[Photo credit: Matt Howard, Unsplash]
This is it – you’ve made it. Through more trials and tribulations and blisters than you can count, you’ve traversed a hundred miles and now reached the end of your journey. Why have you come, and what or who is waiting for you?
Jun 27

BLM

[Challenge inspired by activist_fieldhockey. Photo: Chase Baker, Unsplash]
Keeping up the momentum for Black Lives Matter toward real change is the next challenge. Use the power of your words to push forward.
Aug 06

Art of ...

[Photo credit: Love to write, YWP]
The poem, “The Art of Fog Catching” by YWP's Love to write, describes a simple moment of observation – and a powerful connection between humans and nature. Write about a time when you – or your character – took the time to observe, explore, and learn "the art of ..." anything!
Sep 15

CJP-Climate Crisis

Recent comments

Sep 20

COMMUNITY LEADERS' NEWSLETTER IS BACK!

Online Writing Party!

Sep 01

Line Break: The YWP Podcast

Sep 13

Creative Writing Workshops :)

Hi everyone,
    For my Girl Scout Gold Award Project (which I think I might've mentioned in an SDJ way back when), I'm conducting a series of creative writing workshops with my local library. I've actually just hosted the first one (journaling) this past Saturday, and I thought I might invite you all as well. It's not quite the same as the fantastic ones Alex holds (because I'm pretty new to this whole presenting thing + they're for specific genres), but I think they're pretty fun. I've found for myself that even if I'm already are very comfortable with the genre, it's also a great way to set aside a period of time to writing.

(Ideally) these workshops will:
- briefly explain each genre of writing,
- provide a safe environment to share,
- give feedback & encouragement,
- & let you express yourself!
Sep 01

YWP Book Club: Sept. Pick

Join the YWP BOOK CLUB anytime! (It's also under YWP COMMUNITY in top bar. Log in to share your favorite books and participate in the discussion.) Discuss your favorite books and join the discussion with YWP's LadyMidnight on her monthly recommended picks! For September: Chris Grabenstein's Mr. Lemoncello's Library series. LadyMidnight says, "It’s geared toward middle schoolers but really can be enjoyed by everyone. Plus there’s a puzzle in the books which is fun to work through!" In the Book Club, LadyMidnight posts questions to get the discussion rolling. If you have a favorite book for the monthly read, let LadyMidnight know!  JOIN THE ONLINE BOOK CLUB!