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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

Awesome Animals

Fun and engaging writing competition for 4-7 year olds all about animals.

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

4-18 Year-Olds

The Young Writers Annual Showcase 2024

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


The Poetry Games

A poetry competition celebrating sport and games for 4-18 year-olds.

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!

Ideal for ages 5-11

The Spook Squad (For 5-11 Year-Olds)

What lurks in your child's imagination...? Get them involved today in this ghost story writing competition for writers aged 5-11 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

"Fantastic resources, everything was seamless and easy. Thank you!"
Jenny Gumley, Craiglockhart Primary School
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"Thank you for giving us such a lovely engaging activity. The video lesson plan was great fun too!"
Helen Auster, Long Crendon School
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