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

With 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.

Hereford Assistant Writers needed!

We are looking for an assistant writer to help with our Hereford group. If you like creative writing and  would like to share your enjoyment with young people, join us! It’s great opportunity to learn how to run creative writing workshops and gain experience working with young people.

Young Writers Magazine

Submit your writing for publication in our Spark Young Writers Magazine. 

Exclusively for young people aged 8 – 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.

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.