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.
Submit your writing to our magazine which is published online three times a year.
If you live or study in the West Midlands and are under 21, you can submit up to three pieces of writing of fewer than 500 words.
Teen Writing Season
Book for our special season of specialised writing workshops to add to your skills repertoire.
Exclusively for young people aged 14-20.
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)