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Summer Writing Challenge 2022

The poet Liz Berry has designed five writing challenges for young writers aged 11-18. The challenges will be sent by email, and posted to our social media channels for five days beginning on Monday 25th July 2022. They can be done “live”, as they are sent out, or done at times to suit them. 


Liz has also made videos to further explain the challenge on our Spark Young Writers YouTube channel, which you will be able to see here, but will also be  included on the daily emails.


Designed to inspire young writers to write creatively, they will be the perfect springboard for a long piece of writing, or a short poem, and can be used in whichever way suits the writer.


We’d love to see what they write, so please encourage them to upload their writing, or parts of their writing, using #summerwritingchallenge2022

You can follow along with our Summer Writing Challenge below with the new challenges being released every day between Monday 25th and Friday 29th July 2022. The links will become live each day, so come back and check later if the challenge isn’t available yet.

Summer Writing Challenge Day One

Welcome to the first challenge! Click to see what the first challenge has in store.

Summer Writing Challenge Day Two

Here's the second challenge. Click through for inspiration.

Summer Writing Challenge Day Three

Here's the third challenge. Find out more below.

Summer Writing Challenge Day Four

More inspiration incoming! Click to see what the fourth challenge is.

Summer Writing Challenge Day Five

Here's the final challenge. Little clue in the image for the theme for Day Five.

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.

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.