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UN Sustainable Development Goals

Writing West Midlands is committed to supporting the UN Development Sustainable Goals. These three will be our focus for Spark Young Writers: 

We provide quality education through delivering our Spark Young Writers groups, maintaining high quality creative writing group sessions. 

We offer gender equality as we make no distinction about the gender of our participants.

In support of positive climate action and to reduce our CO2 impact we place our groups around the region and work with writers living locally, as much as possible. We put groups in locations which are accessible by public transport. Both of these active decision making processes encourage the use of public transport and reduce the amount of travelling required. 

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.