Formerly known as THE LITERARY FAIRIES
Our mission is to give a voice to heart-felt creativity for those who otherwise would not be heard.
How do we do it?
We grant ‘wishes’ to children, and people with special needs or who have faced adversity, to allow them to express their creativity though books, music or art. Creativity is a phenomenon whereby something new and somehow valuable is formed.
Because you MATTER! Your ambassadorship will profoundly change lives. An ambassador is a person who has a hand in helping to grant a ‘wish’.
New research has shown that ‘wish’ intervention significantly increases levels of positive emotions, satisfaction with life and personal strengths. Mother’s also found positive changes in children’s life enrichment, social awareness, inspiration, gratification, improved quality of life.
Do You Like to Write?
Do you have a story in you? Check out our book contest. You may just get published.
Do You Write Music/Lyrics?
Do you have the music in you? Check out our music contest. You may just get recorded.
Do You Draw or Paint?
Do you like to create works of art? Check out our art contest. You may just get published.
What is a Literary Fairy?
A Literary Fairy is a person who has a hand in helping grant a literary wish.
What Types of Stories are Published?
Stories that are chosen to be published are all stories that engage the reader and leave them feeling up-lifted. They can either have a beautiful message to share or just be a wonderful story from the heart. Publications do not necessarily reflect the authors personal journey with adversity.
They can be either short stories that will become a part of a book that is a compilation of stories or be a full length book on their own.
The type of stories we are looking for can be fictional stories that are uplifting, engaging, and inspirational. They do not necessarily need to be about your adversity or disability.
How is a Recipient Chosen?
Either through nominations from an organization that supports individuals who have a disability and/or facing adversity or through individual applications.
How you can become a Literary Fairy?
The quickest and easiest way is by donating.
Every heart is filled with magic. When that magic comes to light through a story, it needs wings to be shared with the world.
Judy O'Beirn, Co-founder
Judy is one of the garden’s amazing fairies who, like magic, turns your stories into beautiful books. She takes your story and, out of it, creates an absolute treasure that you can hold in your hands and share with generations to come. Judy has spun her magic in the publishing world for many years, and her amazing success is only paralleled by the strength and compassion of her heart. She excitedly awaits the day you get to hold your story in your hands.
Jenn is the beautiful fairy who keeps all things in the garden, organized and running smoothly. She waves her magic wand and effortlessly brings about order and simplicity to all things. Jenn has a unique way of nourishing all the beautiful flowers with her quiet presence.
Anne weaves her fairy magic through the pages of your book. She knows exactly where to sprinkle her fairy dust, creating the perfect design and layout on your pages, letting the magic shine through. She is amazingly creative, and can often be found painting and sculpting something beautiful in a quiet space in the fairy garden.
Leanne is a fairy like no other. Through her own unique magic, she has the ability to help others recognize and harness the joy and abundance that life offers. When she sprinkles her fairy dust, she unites people together in a very special way. Leanne is a fairy who adores the magic and wonder of life and she can often be found dancing in the garden and enjoying the sunshine.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How do I become a Literary Fairy?
A. The quickest and easiest way is by donating
Q. Is this a charity or non-profit?
A. No it is not, however we have created this in collaboration with many charities who will issue receipts. This is a for profit organization, with no limits on expansion and ideas
Q. How do I nominate someone to have their wish granted?
A. Fill in the contact form and or email us and we will get back to you with an application form
Q. How is a Recipient Chosen?
A. Either through nominations from an organization that supports individuals who have a disability and/or facing adversity or through individual applications.
Q. What is the Age Requirement?
A. There is no age restriction—all ages are eligible to have a wish granted.
Q. How Can I Get Involved?
A. There are a variety of ways that you can get involved to help grant a wish with The Literary Fairies. You can get involved by doing any one of the following: nominate someone to be a recipient; donate; sponsor; spread the word about TLF; share your story.
Q. How do I share all this with others?