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Thank you to the 2023 entrants!

Thank you to all the entrants who took part in the 2023 Young Muslim Writers Awards! We are honoured you shared your entries with us, and look forward to reading your creative writing. We are […]

2023 Competition Now Open!

  For budding writers   The Young Muslim Writers Awards is back for the 12th year and want to hear from you! If you’re aged between 5 and 16 and living in the UK, we’re […]

Winners from 2022 competition announced!

  Guests gathered at London’s iconic Senate House on Saturday 12th November to celebrate the remarkable achievements of 2022’s shortlisted writers of the Young Muslim Writers Awards, a Muslim Hands project presented in association with […]

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16.12.23 How to Write Funny Fiction with Burhana Islam, online

Date: Saturday 16th December 2023 Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM GMT Location: Online event Register: click here How To Write Funny Fiction with Burhana Islam Learn how to write funny fiction with Burhana Islam, […]

02.09.23 Bolton: Poetry Workshops with Amina Atiq

Saturday 2nd September Ages 8 to 11: 12.30 to 2.00 Ages 12 to 16: 3.00 to 4.30 Location: Bolton High Street Library Registration is required. Please click here to register. Have you ever wanted to […]

Banner: Leicester Short Story Workshop on 29th October 2022

29.10.22 Leicester: Short Story Workshop with A.M. Dassu

  Want to write a short story but not sure how to write realistic characters and how to edit your story?   Join us on Saturday 29th October 2022 as multi-award-winning writer and World Book […]

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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.”