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Danger: Crisis Or Opportunity? New WAWA Challenge


Have you ever been in a dangerous situation in your life?

What was it?

How did it happen?

How did you deal with it?

Did it change you in any way?  


Writing about such a personal experience will help you in the creative non-fiction category of our new Wild Atlantic Writing Awards (WAWA) competition, which is on the theme of ‘danger.’ 


Your story can be in the form of a memoir, a travel article or an essay.


As for the flash fiction category of our competition, ‘danger’ is a common theme in literature, often forcing the lead character to overcome difficult, often unforeseen, obstacles. It comes in many shapes and forms and can change personalities. Or at least attitudes to certain things, to life itself and to people. Overcoming danger can also lead to new opportunities and successes.

Creating the suspense associated with danger and having one’s character overcome it to achieve their goal is a challenging writing assignment.


So, test your writing skills. Imagine a situation where your character must face danger and enter your story in the flash fiction category of our new competition.


Aside from our usual 500-word limit, there’s only one other condition. The word ‘danger’ cannot be used in your story title or in the story itself.


Now in its 9th edition, winners in each of the two categories will receive 500 euro in cash or a voucher worth 1,000 euro redeemable towards any one of our retreats of their choice in 2024 or 2025.



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