About Spark

Produced by Writing West Midlands, this online magazine features writing created by children and young people from the region.

To read the most current issue of the magazine, please visit the Latest Issue page where you can find a note from the magazine’s editor, William Gallagher, or download a PDF of the issue here. If you’d like to read more creative writing by up and coming young writers you can visit the Previous Issues page.

If you live or study in the West Midlands and you’d like to submit a piece of your writing for possible inclusion in the magazine and for our new anthology book, please see the Get Involved page to see more details. This magazine is published online twice a year: winter (October-December) and spring (February-April) terms. The anthology is published in September.

Issue 25 of Spark Young Writers Magazine will be published in April 202. The new anthology will be published in September 2023.

For more information about Writing West Midlands and to see information such as writing groups in the West Midlands, literature and spoken word festivals, universities, writing in the region and our work with young writers, please visit our website www.writingwestmidlands.org.

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Latest Issue

Issue 25: December 2022

The 25th edition of Spark Young Writers Magazine is out now. Published online in December 2022, the magazine features some of the best writing produced by children and young people aged 8 to 20 who live in the West Midlands region. Editor’s pick this issue is a piece by Amelie called A Recipe for Golden Stories (Decorations Included). To read Issue 24, click here. To access it as a pdf, click here. If you’re interested in submitting to the next issue, find out how here. Letter from our Editor Writing is always about more than the words you use. At the

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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.

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Young Writers Magazine

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

Exclusively for young people aged 8 – 20.