YOUTH WRITERS FREE CONTEST: BE PUBLISHED

FWAY Contest Winners at Author Signing
Contest winners 2017

The excitement was amazing when our FWAY members found out they were winners in this year’s great FWA Collection contest and were being published with some fantastic writers. It was thrilling to see our fellow members being swamped for their autographs during the FWA Conference. As one of the winners in the adult competition, I know how it feels to be recognized for something you care about so much. Now, the new contest is here and each of you has a chance to enter and win! I’m hoping our great writers will swamp this contest with your FREE entries. It is not too early to get a start. Your FWAY Team is here to help you.

Each collection has a ‘theme’. This year, the theme is, “Where does your Muse live?” It is about where your ideas and dreams come from? Is there a special person, character, event, that inspires you? “Is your muse a fantastical creature? Or a tiny faerie that flits about in your brain?” This is your chance to write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, that stretches the imagination. “how you define your muse is entirely up to you. Maybe you have a favorite character in your writing who has become your muse, or perhaps a friend who sparks your writing…” “It’s a wide open theme this year so explore the possibilities.”

In the next weeks, we’ll explore more aspects of this contest. For now, sit back, close your eyes, and let your imagination soar. The world, real and fantasy, great and small, beautiful and horrific, are all waiting for you to discover your muse. And remember, our on-line critique club, and all the great FWA resources are here to help you. Now, let’s see what you come up with for this year’s exciting Collection contest. My brain is already buzzing. BTW, if you haven’t read the collection, 9: What A Character, you’re missing some fantastic stories, what are you waiting for?