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 2023-June 2024 are now available to book, including three new junior groups for Staffordshire, starting in January 2024.


Young Writers can submit up to three pieces of writing to our online magazine. The deadline for submissions for Issue 28 is 26th March 2024. Full details can be found here.

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.