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.

Get writing!

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.

Young Writers' Toolkit 2023

Wondering how you can keep writing, even after you’ve finished studying? Join us for the opportunity to gain insider knowledge.

Young Writers Magazine

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

Exclusively for young people aged 8 – 20.