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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

9 and 10 August 2022: GLASGOW Workshops

  Glasgow! Join us on 9th and 10th August to explore the craft of writing a screenplay and short story!   To register:¬†https://muslimhandsuk.wufoo.com/forms/glasgow-workshop-young-muslim-writers-awards/   Tuesday 9th August: Screenplay, Ages 11-16 | 1:30 to 3:30pm   […]

28.07.22 Poetry Workshop with Amina Atiq

Save Our Words! We need your help! The bookworms are hungry and they are eating our poems. Amina Atiq is calling all superheroes to save the world of poetry. Time is running out, can you […]

25.06.22 London: Playscript Writing Workshop with Asif Khan

Join us on Saturday 25th June 2022 as we explore the craft of writing a playscript!   Click here to register.   Have you ever wanted to write a play to be performed on stage? […]

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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.”