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 the next school year will be on sale at the end of the summer term. Sign up so you don’t miss out.
Send us your favourite bit of writing from this year’s Spark session and see your work in print!
Volunteer with us
We are looking for people to help us run our Spark Young Writers groups. It’s a great opportunity to learn how creative writing workshops work.
Spark Young Writers Magazine: Latest Issues
Issue 26: April 2023
The 26th edition of Spark Young Writers Magazine is out
Issue 25: December 2022
The 25th edition of Spark Young Writers Magazine is out
Issue 24: April 2022
The 24th edition of Spark Young Writers Magazine is out
Issue 23: October 2021
The 23rd edition of Spark Young Writers Magazine is out
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)
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.