Unfortunately, we have decided to cancel the National Teen Writers’ Conference (26th March, 2022) due to lack of interest.

We are sorry to disappoint any potential bookers and we hope to run it in-person next year.


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The Teen Writers Conference is presented as part of Spark Young Writers, a project of Writing West Midlands in association with Arvon. Writing West Midlands is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation.

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.

With groups across the West Midlands, including 2 online-only groups, there will be a Spark Young Writers group near you.

Groups are open to young writers aged 8-17 who are interested in any type of creative writing.

Hereford Assistant Writers needed!

We are looking for an assistant writer to help with our Hereford group. If you like creative writing and  would like to share your enjoyment with young people, join us! It’s great opportunity to learn how to run creative writing workshops and gain experience working with young people.

Young Writers Magazine

Submit your writing for publication in our Spark Young Writers Magazine. 

Exclusively for young people aged 8 – 20.