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Stuck For Writing Inspiration?

You can use our archive of story starters provided by staff, lead and assistant writers. You can find them on our Instagram account @thesparkwriters too, but this groups all our Story Starters together in one place – handy for those who don’t use the app. 

Don’t forget, you can submit any pieces that you write to our magazine. For details on how to do this, please see this page.

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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.


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.