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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

Our Spark Young Writers groups for September 2023-June 2024 are now available to book, including three new junior groups for Staffordshire, starting in January 2024.

 

Young Writers can submit up to three pieces of writing to our online magazine. The deadline for submissions for Issue 28 is 26th March 2024. Full details can be found here.

Check out all our ideas for writing prompts at our Get Writing tab. A wide selection of images, videos and funsheets for young writers to complete.

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.

You can:
– 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 

Get Published

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)

Editor's Pick

Editor of Spark Young Writers Magazine Matilda Blackwell has made the difficult decision of choosing her favourite piece from Issue 19. You can read “raincheck” by Maryam Alatmane here.