From Abriatis's Sunshine series of photos. Submit your art and photos to be featured here and in The Voice!

Jul 16


Velvet slips around my fingers
as hard to catch
as a shimmering snake.
Velvet tastes silky on my tongue 
with just the right touch of
Velvet has a certain touch
that rubs on the pads of my fingers as if to say,

Velvet is tricky
yet beautiful, 
clad in velvet,
you deserve respect 
for you have conquered the impossible feat
of velvet.
Aug 02

Today's Tiny Write

May 24

Summer of Stories

Jun 28

Writing Contest: Explore

This writing contest -- Explore -- comes to YWP from Alex Baker, who leads a UK teen writing group, Igniting Writing, at the public library in Wokingham, England.
Jun 11

YWP awarded national grant for journalism project

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We’re thrilled that Young Writers Project received a $25,000 national grant from USA TODAY NETWORK’s A Community Thrives initiative! We were one of 16 national grantees, selected from more than 1,500 applications to A Community Thrives, part of the Gannett Foundation.This grant will help support a new community journalism project for the 2019-20 school year! More details here.

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Dec 07
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This Week's Challenges

May 13


Photo by Ross Findon on Unsplash
If you could change one thing in this world, what would it be, and how would you do it? You can write a rant, an action plan, a short story, a call to action... Anything that will explain what you want to change, and how you want to do it.
May 13


Credit: De controleon,
1. Create a story about what's happening in the sequence of these photos. And/or 2. Create your own 5-photo story. Try to find a place with a lot of movement, a busy street corner or even your own kitchen. Use your friends or family if you want to stage it. Let the photos tell the story, or add your own narrative.
Jul 06
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Share Your Good Thoughts!

THANK YOU to everyone who has shared quotes for my Good Thoughts project! I've begun to turn them into squares and will have many more to come. Please keep posting quotes at Good Thoughts - they are fantastic! My goal is to create around 50 squares and scatter them throughout the community during the first week of August. Thanks, sophie.d :)
Jul 14
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More Good Thoughts!

Current count: 47
Current goal: 100

Keep the quotes coming! Please keep posting quotes at Good Thoughts - they are fantastic! My goal is to create around 100 squares and scatter them throughout the community during the first week of August. Thanks, sophie.d :)

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