Anthology 2023 submissions

We are now closed to submissions for the Anthology 2023. You can submit your writing to the magazine instead. Find out more here: 


As a way to mark the incredible writing that has taken place this year at our Spark Young Writers sessions, we’d like to make an Anthology featuring the work from as many of our Sparks Writers as possible. Unlike the magazine, each piece submitted (as long as it falls within the submission guidelines – below) will be accepted. We will edit out obvious errors in spelling, punctuation and grammar and are working with a professional editor to bring the book together.

Instructions for submitting writing can be found below and the answer to some of your questions might be found at the foot of the page. Please contact us if you have any further questions. 

You can upload your submission to the Anthology below. Your writing will be included with the writing submitted by other Spark Young Writers and made into a book which you will be able to buy online as a paperback or ebook.

Submission rules:

  • Maximum of 500 words per child. It can be more than one piece, but no more than two please. If you want to submit poetry, we can accept up to three pieces with a total of 70 lines.
  • Name of child. Full name preferred, but we will accept just a first name.
  • Title for piece.
  • Name of group.
We ask for a parent’s email address which we will use to ask for consent to publish any writers who are under 18. For parents completing the form, if the young writer has an email address please include it and we will also send confirmation to that address.

Deadline for receipt of the writing: 6pm, 15th July 2024

Get Writing

If you’d like to submit a piece of your writing for possible inclusion in the magazine, please see the Get Involved page to see more details. This magazine is published online three times a year: summer (June/July), winter (October-December) and spring (February-April) terms.

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.