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Terms & Conditions

When submitting your writing to be featured in Spark Young Writers’ Magazine all young writers under the age of 18 will be asked to provide the contact details of their parents or guardians. Sometimes we may contact the parent/guardian given to check information provided.

Due to the number of pieces of writing received not all of the writing submitted to be published in the magazine will be featured. However, all young writers will receive feedback on every piece that they submit from the magazine’s editor and if we feel pieces are suitable to use in future editions of the magazine, we may contact the parents/guardian’s of the young people who have submitted writing to ask to feature it.

We reserve the right not to publish writing that is offensive or inappropriate for the target age-range of the magazine.

All writers who are successful in submitting to the magazine will receive feedback on their writing from editor. This feedback will be sent by email either as the issue is published or just before. 

All pieces featured in the magazine will be proofread and any minor changes will be made to the text, if the editor of the magazine feels any other editorial amendments are needed, we will contact your parent/guardian in advance of the publication of the issue.

All the writing featured in the magazine remains the property of the young writers who have created it.

Spark Young Writers’ Magazine is a project of Writing West Midlands. We are the region’s literature development and delivery agency. Writing West Midlands is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation and is registered in England as a Company Limited under Guarantee No. 6264124. Registered Charity No. 1147710.

Part of the Read On! Project, with the support of the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

Writing West Midlands’ Child Protection Policy is available to read on our website by clicking here.

If you have any questions or concerns about any of these points, please email emma[at]

Writing West Midlands
Studio 130, Zellig

Gibb Street, Birmingham, B9 4AT, UK  
Main Tel: 0121 246 2770

Learning and Participation Manager– Emma Boniwell, emma[at]

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 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.