“Teach the children. Rejoice as they learn to love this green space they live in.”

-Mary Oliver

The Avalon Writers Cabin will be a place to publish and celebrate young writers. Since Avalon’s inception, we have seen an influx of young visitors to the preserve. We love to hear your voices on the trails -and now to see them on the page. Ancient and contemporary writers alike have been inspired by the sea, sky and forest. The Writers Cabin will carry on that tradition by giving our next generation of nature writers a place of their own.

Winter Solstice Writing Contest!

“Snow was falling, so much like stars filling the dark trees that one could easily imagine its reason for being was nothing more than prettiness.” — Mary Oliver


To celebrate winter’s arrival Avalon Writers Cabin is happy to announce our first annual Winter Solstice Writing Contest.

Submission guidelines:
  • Feel free to submit a poem, personal essay, or another genre.
  • We ask that you limit essays to 750 words.
  • Please submit through our easy-to-use Google Form link.
  • Deadline has passed-look for spring call for submissions later in March.

Congratulations to our winter solstice contest winners! Please enjoy their work, along with some of our other submissions in the winter issue below.