Written Portraits was a 3 year project for Forming Circles
Over the 3 years, we achieved the publication of
- 3 anthologies of short stories
- the publication of “Scales of Time” – a fantasy novel written by two of our winners, sisters Isobel and Josephine Crnkovic.
- the publication of “Nearly Impossible Dreams” – a unique compilation of poems written by talented 10 years old author, Tara Finn
Each year the best stories are compiled into an anthology of compelling short stories
It sort of proves that anyone can be the next J.K. Rowling. You can actually achieve that dream, it is not impossible as it might seem.
It’s a great initiative and it gives young writers the chance to demonstrate their skills and their abilities and to be able to live their dream.
It was a great experience. I’ve never been exposed to anything like this before. My English teacher told me about the competition and I was pretty intrigued because I have a passion for writing.
Absolutely blown away by the writing of so many of the students who entered. Incredible stories!
I entered Written Portraits because I think its great to have the opportunity to be published. And for me, I want to be a writer, that’s all I’ve ever wanted to be. It’s just so important to have these opportunities.
I think competitions like this are important as they allow teens to express their voice during what can be an emotional and turbulent time in their lives. This competition encourages teens to value and hone their writing abilities and to be confident in the expression of their ideas and imaginations. This is one of the reasons I love to write YA fiction