Spark Young Writers
Creative writing groups, online writing ideas, quarterly online magazine and other opportunities for writers aged 8-18 in the West Midlands.
A project of Writing West Midlands
Join a Group
With 22 groups across the West Midlands, including 2 online-only groups, there will be a Spark Young Writers group near you.
Groups are open to young writers aged 8-17 who are interested in any type of creative writing.
Follow our Story Starters
Updated weekly, our free story starters created by writers across the region will get you writing in new and exciting ways.
Watch our Get Creative! prompts
During lockdown in spring 2020, we asked professional writers to upload short clips of writing prompts you can do from home.
Spark Young Writers Magazine: Latest Issues
Join Spark Young Writers
Spark Young Writers is a project of Writing West Midlands which focuses on supporting young people aged 8-18 with a passion for creative writing.
– join a monthly creative writing group,
– write for our professionally edited magazine produced three times a year,
– get inspired by our writing prompts,
– find out about other interesting events and activities
If you’d like to submit a piece of your writing for possible inclusion in the magazine, please click below to see more details. The Spark Young Writers magazine is published online three times a year: summer (June/July), winter (October-December) and spring (February-April)