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Issue 4 – Summer 2014


Welcome to Issue 4 of Write On! Magazine

Click here to begin reading the issue or you can download a copy by clicking on the magazine cover at the bottom of the page.


There are pieces in this new collection of the finest young West Midlands writers that will make you beam. There are some that will make you think and there are others where you will wonder at the sheer depth of imagination.

These writers have gone into imaginary waters more than any in previous issues and they all bring us right along with them into the strangest, the daftest and the most powerful depths.

It’s been a privilege to edit four issues of Write On! so far and certainly a pleasure to work with these writers as we’ve developed pieces to their full potential. But there are stories in this latest issue that, frankly, I wish I’d written myself.

All of us working on Write On! are looking for strong writing and we are focused on making the best magazine for you to read. That would be true no matter what the age of our writers was but as they are this young, we do have an eye on how they are progressing and what this can mean for their futures. It’s very easy to see that many will be able to continue writing as a career but you read how vividly they all communicate and you know that this talent, this expression will be a boon for them whatever work they choose to do.

I’m very proud of them and you will be too.


William Gallagher – Write On! Magazine Editor

This edition was published online in July 2014.


To read Issue 4 of Write On! Magazine, please click here or you can read it on Issuu by clicking on the image above. You can see a full list of contributors to the Magazine by heading to the Contributors page.

Write On! Magazine is part of our Midlands Young Writers Programme, an initiative jointly managed by Writing West Midlands and Writing East Midlands and generously funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

Supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation

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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 2024-June 2025 will soon be available to book. 

Check back soon for details, including news of groups which are brand new for September 2024.

Spark Young Writers can submit up to 500 words of their writing for inclusion in this year’s Anthology. The deadline for submissions is 22nd July 2024. Full details can be found here.

Submissions for the 29th edition of the Spark Young Writer Magazine are also being accepted. The deadline is 29th November 2024.


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