Young Writers Society



Literary Spotlight

you taste like breezy, open-windowed evenings
by LadyBug in Poetry » Dramatic


who will i become when your dahlias and jackspurs die a pitiful droop
by LadyBug in Poetry » Dramatic


redacted
by LadyBug in Poetry » Narrative


you were easy to listen to and hard to hear
by lliyah in Poetry » Romantic


lessons i will forget (to learn)
by LadyBug in Poetry » Lyrical


View past literary spotlights



Staff Picks

View All




Site Feed

  • Forums » Lounge, The
    Featured Member January 30 - February 13: foxmaster

    Congrats!!

    Plume
    Plume - 1 hour ago

  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » Action / Adventure, Fantasy
    The Accidental magic: chapter 7

    Charlotte is alive and Ellie is okay! Grand Sorceress Mochii seems pretty cool. I wonder what happened to Missy though. Maybe she left. What if Queen Emerald challenges the Hendersons ...

    vampricone6783
    vampricone6783 - 1 hour ago

  • Forums » Lounge, The
    Ten Ways to Empty the Green Room (authors hate #6!)

    Novel chapters - Earn more points for reviewing longer works. Maybe earn as much as a 1,000 points for a really long work. I think I'm in favour of something ...

    Liminality
    Liminality - 4 hours ago

  • Forums » Writers Corner
    LMS VI: The Lost Dragon

    He was right. It was a bounty hunter. No one else would've been so quick to follow. Adrenaline fuelled the focus that propelled James forward. With one glance over his ...

    soundofmind
    soundofmind - 7 hours ago

  • Novel / Chapter » Realistic, Literature
    LMS VI: Let Me Live Tonight 2.1

    "Guiltiness will speak, though tongues were out of use" --Othello, William Shakespeare

    winterwolf0100
    winterwolf0100 - 8 hours ago
    16+

  • Reviews » Poetry » General, Narrative
    Lilac Hairpin

    I want to say this right off the bat, your poem was pretty good. It flows pretty smoothly, even when I read them aloud. Honestly until the end, I thought ...

    RokitaVivi
    RokitaVivi - 9 hours ago

  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » Action / Adventure, Fantasy
    The Accidental magic: chapter 7

    Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening/Night(whichever one it is in your part of the world), Hi! I'm here to leave a quick review!! First Impression : Another lovely chapter to add to this tale. ...

    KateHardy
    KateHardy - 12 hours ago

  • Forums » Poetry Discussion
    Poetry Book / Poet Recommendations

    Favorite is bucolics by Maurice Manning currently reading your emergency contact had experienced an emergency, time is a mother, and alive at the end of the world.

    Rook
    Rook - 15 hours ago

  • Novel / Chapter » Action / Adventure, Fantasy
    The Accidental magic: chapter 7

    foxes can be queens, apparently.

    foxmaster
    foxmaster - 15 hours ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » Realistic, Review
    DON'T mourn my death!

    Hi yamatri! looseleaf here with a review. I hope you're having a very nice day! (And, also, a late welcome to YWS!) I must say I did really enjoy this ...

    looseleaf
    looseleaf - 18 hours ago

  • Reviews » Short Story » Fantasy, Supernatural
    The doll:part two

    Hey again vampricone! I'm going to start by saying I again don't think you need chapters for this one as it's a short piece - maybe you could use some ...

    IcyFlame
    IcyFlame - 18 hours ago

  • Reviews » Short Story » Horror, Mystery / Suspense
    The Tragic Case of Nellie Wales

    Aww…that’s so sad. Imagine how much pain Nellie went through and how alone she felt. Hopefully she’ll find a better life out in the wild. Maybe she’d reunite with Adalyn ...

    vampricone6783
    vampricone6783 - 21 hours ago

  • Poetry » Romantic, Dramatic
    you were easy to listen to and hard to hear

    napo 2022 re-write

    lliyah
    lliyah - 21 hours ago
    E - Everyone

  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » Teen Fiction, Mystery / Suspense
    Haven Hill High, Prologue

    Hey @thediffident here :) As a reader, may I just say that I absolutely loved this story! You literally had me hooked. The storyline, the characters and the dialogues were ...

    Thediffident
    Thediffident - 23 hours ago

  • Poetry » Realistic, Review
    DON'T mourn my death!

    It takes the sadness of life to appreciate the beauty of death.

    yamatri
    yamatri - 23 hours ago
    Mature Content

  • Reviews » Poetry » Dramatic, Realistic
    you taste like breezy, open-windowed evenings

    hey , I am here for the review ! so lets begin , I have to say you have a very nice way of setting the image of the summer ...

    yamatri
    yamatri - 24 hours ago


Poetry is my cheap means of transportation. By the end of the poem the reader should be in a different place from where he started. I would like him to be slightly disoriented at the end, like I drove him outside of town at night and dropped him off in a cornfield.
— Billy Collins