May 04

Green Up

Vermonters! Participate in Green Up Day. Write about the most interesting object you find, the best conversation you have, or the observations you make as you clean up the state.

[YWP Photo Librry; Photo by Grace Safford]
Apr 13


Sep 29


Take a photo or photos of a setting that you find inspiring. Post the photo(s) and write a short explanation of why this place touches you.
[Photo credit: YWP Photo Library, phone by abouttosnap, YWP Community Leader & Photographer)
Sep 29

My Vermont

Write a personal, true story about an experience, person or place that defines your Vermont. The best stories will be submitted to Vermont Life magazine and, if accepted, you will receive an offer of payment and be scheduled for publication. Word count: 300-750 words. 
Would you like to be published in Vermont Life magazine?
Sep 27

2018-19 Community Leaders

Young Writers Project is proud to share with you the Community Leaders of this site,

These writers and artists have been selected because of the energy and effort they put into this community, the quality of their work, the quality and quantity of their commenting and their expertise. Most are long-time members. While we don't identify them by their real names, many of you may, by this time, know who they are -- and you know their work. 

Community Leaders are the backbone of YWP. They mentor other writers, tag work for publication and recognition, lead by example with their own amazing work, and suggest site improvements, writing challenges and new ideas, generally enlivening and elevating YWP. We are very lucky to have them. We always invite Community Leaders to stay on as Mentors when they graduate from high school.

Commenting -- Overview

Commenting -- or exchanging feedback -- is an important part of the Young Writers Project community. This is where you can learn the strengths and flaws of your work or where you can get, simply, some affirmation. The exchange of feedback builds community and, frankly, it's a motivation for you. We all like to get a little feedback; it helps us keep going. HINT: You are more likely to get a comment if you give a comment to someone else on their post.

On this site, you have four circles of commenting and response:

Sep 22


If you can, visit an apple orchard. Take photos and breathe in the apple air! Post your photos as a slideshow. Write a poem about the experience.
[Photo credit: YWP Photo Library, Grace Safford]