Benefitting Young Writers & Creatives
Absolutely Wild! founders, Ann and Cherie, believe creative writing, encouraged from a young age, helps develop valuable communication skills. What better catalysts than Faeries' Tales and enchanted portal adventures to spark fresh writing, creative ideas, and mystical fun!
Together, we can make a difference...
Purchases from the Absolutely Wild! Whimsy Shop help us develop a free-flowing program of support—we envision scholarships, internships, training, connections, and other ideas yet to be explored! We want to do grand and glorious things to support emerging young writers and creatives. Speaking of which...
A CALL FOR WRITING/ART SUBMISSIONS
We're launching a "synergy arts" book project, which combines the works of emerging and invited professional creatives in a one-of-a-kind, hand-bound, leather volume: The Storytelling Book of the Ancient Traveler. Its opening pages include art and copy by James Artimus Owen. As you probably know, he's the author /illustrator of the Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica series, and many other young-adult and inspirational books.
We kicked off the project in the writers section of the 2017 Phoenix Comicon Expo May 25–28. Submissions are due by midnight on the first of each month through Jan. 15, 2018. Learn more.
To submit an inquiry about our support of creative writing, please complete our inquiry form and email to us at Fae@AbsolutelyWild.net.
Please take a moment to check out these other organizations that support young writers:
• Arizona Consortium for the Arts, Inc., a nonprofit providing support for emerging and established Arizona artists spanning all disciplines. The consortium hosts cultural, arts and performance arts events. It also publishes Blue Guitar and Blue Guitar Jr. magazines featuring Arizona's emerging and established writers in all genres, and visionary artists and leaders in/for the arts who contribute their talent, passion, and skills.
• 826 National, a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of seven writing and tutoring centers. Their mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with individualized attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.
• Young Authors of Arizona, a State of Arizona and 501(c)(3) non-profit organized exclusively for charitable purposes. Without limiting themselves, YAA is focused on growing responsibly and is now positioned to:
- Conceive, develop, implement, sponsor, and maintain progress in all aspects of language and media arts.
- Undertake projects to encourage and assist young authors and young-author advocates by helping them achieve standards of excellence and bringing these projects before the public.
- Strengthen scholarship, research, creative work, publication, exhibition, and performance in language and media arts throughout Arizona and beyond.