Spark Magazine

About Spark

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

Issue 23 PDFTo 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, 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.

Issue 24 of Spark Young Writers Magazine will be published in April 2022.

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 23: October 2021

The 23rd edition of Spark Young Writers Magazine is out now. Published online in October 2021, 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 and across Europe. Editor’s pick this issue is a piece by Ari Nicholl called Another Bite. To read Issue 23, click here. If you’re interested in submitting to the next issue, find out how here. Letter from our Editor We so nearly missed this. Spark Young Writers’ Magazine, and all of the many young writers’ events in the region, are always

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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.

Volunteer With Us

Join our team of Lead and Assistant Writers delivering creative writing workshops to young people across the region. 

Share your enthusiasm for writing, have fun, and develop your own skills.

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aged 8 – 20.