Teen Writing Season

Dark and Gothic Storytelling

Saturday 20th March 2021, 4.30pm
Performer Maria Whatton will help you develop the tools to leave an audience spell bound.
Whether you want to spook your siblings, or submerge your audience in the supernatural world, this workshop is for you.

Teen Writing Conference

Saturday 27th March 2021, 1pm
Join us for an afternoon of inspiration and information as we talk to professionals working in all areas of the writing industry.
Find out about what options there are for studying creative writing, what exactly do agents and editors do with an authors' work, how to use your writing to make money, and we welecome Children's Laureate and author Cressida Cowell as she shares her inspirational journey from young writer to superstar author.

How to Write Podcasts and Radio Drama

Saturday 8th May 2021, 4.30pm
Do you enjoy listening to podcasts and dramas? Want to create a world without the limitations of scenery?
Push boundaries, learn the tricks of the trade, and be free to create only using sound and voices to tell a story.

Writing Fan Fiction

Saturday 12th June 2021, 4.30pm
Join Charley Barnes as we explore how to use a piece of writing to inspire your own work.
Louise O'Neill's books look at the experiences of teenagers and how sexism and shame affects them. Free book.

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.

Join a Group

With 22 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.

Get published

Submit your writing to our magazine which is published online three times a year.

If you live or study in the West Midlands and are under 21, you can submit up to three pieces of writing of fewer than 500 words.

Teen Writing Season

Book for our special season of specialised writing workshops to add to your skills repertoire.

Exclusively for young people aged 14-20.