Opportunities for Junior Authors in Pakistan

by Amna Gillani, Age 15, Pakistan   Paulo Coelho once said: “…when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” In Pakistan, junior authors are often discouraged from following their passion, both by elders and by lack of opportunities. However, dedicated writers can find opportunities and overcome the struggle to realize...
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June Fiction: No (short story)

by Sorita Heng, Age 16, Cambodia Artwork by Katie King The fiction prompt of the month for June was “freedom.”   No I always pictured my moment of freedom at some place breathtaking—arms raised at the edge of a cliff somewhere, the sky the only thing I could see for miles, with forests and mountains laid...
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Guernsey Literary Festival and International Writing Contests

By Hannah Brown, Age 16, United Kingdom   Between May 15 and 18th, a little Channel Island called Guernsey, south of England and west of France, hosted their third annual Guernsey Literary Festival. Once occupied by the Nazis, Guernsey now flourishes, boasting beautiful countryside, fantastic beaches, and some brilliant opportunities for young writers, including the second International Poetry Competition...
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