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2022 Competition Now Open!

  Each year we run a writing competition for children aged between 5 and 16 to celebrate their creativity and writing talent. We hope to inspire children and help them become confident writers.   Short […]

2021 Winners Announced

  The winners of the 2021 Young Muslim Writers Awards were announced earlier today in a televised awards ceremony broadcast on Islam Channel, our Official Media Partner. We are delighted to share the names: Key […]

2021 Winners to be Revealed on New Year’s Eve!

  Winners of the 2021 Young Muslim Writers Awards will be announced in a televised awards ceremony this New Year’s Eve on Islam Channel at 4:30pm, insha’Allah.   Earlier this year we invited young writers […]

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Activities

19.12.21 Journalism workshop with Faima Bakar

Join Huffington Post’s FAIMA BAKAR in this interactive workshop exploring the field of journalism. ┬áTake part in activities, learn how to write your own article, and ask Faima questions.     What Makes A Story: […]

09.08.21 Short Story Workshop with Nizrana Farook

SHORT STORY WORKSHOP Join us on Monday 9th August as we learn from children’s author NIZRANA FAROOK on how to write an adventure short story, with a focus on setting and plot! 11am – 12:30pm, […]

11.07.21 Screenplay workshop with Raisah Ahmed

SCREENPLAY WORKSHOP Join us this Sunday 11th July as we learn from Screenwriter and Director RAISAH AHMED on how to write a screenplay! 12-1:30pm, 90mins Register for the Zoom link. — Raisah is a writer […]

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Reviews

YMWA 2021 Anthology

  The 2021 Young Muslim Writers Awards Anthology is now live to read here!   Enjoy reading the shortlisted short stories, poems, screenplays, play scripts, and articles which were put before the judges, and learn […]

Review: Mission Mayhem

  Mission Mayhem by Burhana Islam (illustrated by Farah Khandaker) | Published by Knights Of (April 2021)   | A review by Sophie Hanif | Young writer and winner of the 2020 Young Muslim Writers […]

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Beatrix Potter

“There is something quite delicious about writing the first words of a story. You never quite know where they’ll take you.”

 

 

James A. Michener

“I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions.”

 

 

Louise L’Amour

“Start writing no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.”