Today we’ve got a great brief with our friends at @YoungLifeWriter. They are launching their new project #YoungLifeWriters with an all-new Twitter feed. That’s why we have teamed up to spread the message to our talented creative audience and beyond. Please give them a follow too!!
Prize: £100 Cash Prize for the Winner!!
Tweet your posters to @OneMinuteBriefs, @YoungLifeWriter and @TeamHighSheriff with the hashtag #YoungLifeWriters
Please tag in people between 16-25 who would you think would like to feature/get involved in this great initiative. They can send their submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is the perfect opportunity for young copywriters out there to have their work published for a great cause!!
About the Project:
Exciting opportunity for aspiring young authors!
The Haven Greenfield is launching the #YoungLifeWriters project and collaborating with Creative Locations Publishing based in Saddleworth and Sacred Stories Publishing based in USA to create a compilation book featuring the short stories and poetry of aspiring young life writers aged 16 to 25 from the Greater Manchester area and looking to expand this into other areas of the UK as the project expands.
Are you a young life writer with a story to tell?
Maybe you have something that you feel needs to be shared, discussed or could create positive change for your community?
Could it inspire and unite people? Do you want to share your story of the challenges you have faced?
If your story is a reflection of a personal experience, we would love to hear from you. It can be in the form of a short story or poem.
Our vision for this project is to offer 16 to 25 year olds the opportunity to share their voices through writing. Sharing our stories is a powerful way to inspire and create positive change for ourselves and others. We hope to engage our audience of readers with messages and life experiences written from the hearts of our young people.
We are now open for entries and the final closing date is midnight of 19th March 2019
It is free to enter and all manuscripts will be read by a panel made up of representatives of The Haven Greenfield and Creative Locations Publishing and shortlisted before selections will be made and the authors offered the chance to feature in the compilation book to be published and marketed world-wide by Sacred Stories Publishing in paperback and e-book formats.
This project is being supported by the current High Sheriff of Greater Manchester, Dr Robina Shah and more information about her work can be found on the Team High Sheriff website.
We are doing this project because we feel that writing can be a powerful means of self-exploration which is often overlooked. It can be a way a young person can understand themselves, their lives and empower others to believe in themselves too.
Our aim is to really find out what young people have to say and for us to listen. The short stories and poems will be published in a book and promoted and distributed globally. Proceeds will go into a project of their choice.
Send your submissions to: email@example.com
Example poem: Written by Young Life Writer - Emma Sykes
I sit here in silence
With no thoughts in my head
Seeing a poem
Which only lays dead
Because of the fear,
The struggle, the pain,
To allow anyone
To even know my name.
And the persona I choose
Lies close to my heart
As a way to protect
The fire destined to start
The fire that burns
Every bridge in my soul Sealing the approval
Of my ultimate goal.
Freedom to ride
On the waves painted black
With choices so endless
You never look back
I see the elements
As they live within me
And the ‘Mother’ as she returns
And continues to be
My greatest teacher,
In times such as these
When life becomes
A little more than a breeze.
But to all my Mothers,
As we continue to grow
I ask for your guidance
In this world down below
To ignite the flames,
The passion, the power,
To rise within me,
The Great Purple Flower.