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Sparking a love of writing in every child, one story at a time.

   Free resources for teachers and parents

   Opportunity to be published in a real book

   A free book for every school that enters

   Proven to boost confidence and engagement

   Prizes to be won for schools and children

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Ideal for 4-7

Monster Acrostics

The perfect introduction to poetry with fun, easy-to-learn acrostics!

Ideal for 7-12

Once Upon A Dream 2024

Set imaginations alight with Once Upon A Dream, the creative writing competition that encourages imaginative thinking and gives 7-12 year-olds a purpose to write.

Ideal for 11-18

Through Their Eyes 2024

Engage your students with poetry writing as they imagine life through someone or something else's eyes...

Ideal for 7-12

Ancient Adventures

Ancient Adventures is an exciting, fun way to engage 7-12 year-olds with creative writing by inspiring them to write a mini saga, which is a story told in up to 100 words!

Ideal for 11-18

Mission Chaos

11-18 year-olds will be inspired to write thrilling tales in just 100 words for Mission Chaos


Poetry Heroes

Poetry competition for 5-18 year-olds to celebrate their heroes

4-18 Year-Olds

The Young Writers Annual Showcase 2024

Celebrate your pupils' best pieces of writing from this academic year!

Ideal for ages 11-18

Fright Club (12-18 Year-Olds)

What lurks in your imagination...? Get involved today in this ghost story writing competition for writers aged 12-18 years!

How it works...

Use the amazing FREE resources and engaging themes to inspire children to get writing.
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Send children’s work to Young Writers - our editors read every poem and story we receive!
It’s time to celebrate as children become authors published in a real book!
See confidence and engagement skyrocket!
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Welcome to Young Writers

Inspiring Young Writers since 1991

"The children have been really inspired writing these and the English lead was really impressed! We really enjoyed it."
Sarah-Jayne Adair, The Batt CE Primary School
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"Great opportunity for children to be creative - the ideas page really helped focus thoughts. "
Abigail Lee, New Silksworth Academy
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