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Contents – Issue 16

Click on any of the titles below to be taken to that page in Issue 16. You can skip to the next piece in the magazine from each page by pressing the Next Page button at the bottom of the page. Happy Reading!

  1. Last Summer
    Tabitha Ritchie
  2. Genetic Memory
    Evelyn Bryne
  3. The Releasing of Gran and Ga’s Ashes
    Aeryn Pettifor
  4. No Wi-FI
    Leah Odai
  5. Just Another Day
    Sayandeep DasRoy
  6. I am Gold
    Naomi Allen
  7. Sunday Roast
    Sahil Agrawal
  8. Give Them Life
    Maisy Mansell-Warren
  9. Baby Vampire
    Caitlin Holyoake
  10. The Shadow
    Abel Neto
  11. The Day Before Death
    Malak Salama
  12. Earth: A Brief History
    Sahil Agrawal
  13. Far from Home
    Jeamya Adebiyi
  14. Blackbird
    Iona Mandal

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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 29 is 11th November 2024. Full details can be found here.

Spark Young Writers will soon be invited to submit a piece of writing for inclusion in the 2024 Anthology – more on this soon.

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.