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.
Sparks Anthology 2023
Our 2022/2023 anthology “Hero Yeti” is now available to buy.
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.
– 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.