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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 ages: 7-11

Crazy Creatures 2023

Let your pupils' imaginations run wild as they create a crazy creature and then write a story about it in up to 100 words!

Ideal for ages: 11-18

The Glitch

Inspire your students to become confident writers as they imagine the consequences of The Glitch.

Ideal for ages: 5-7

Super Pets

An engaging creative writing competition that will inspire 4-7 year-olds to get writing about superhero animals!

Ideal for ages: 4-5

Me and My Family

Get your reception pupils drawing with this brand-new art competition!

Ideal for ages: 4-18

Winter Wonderland 2024

Whatever your thoughts about wintertime, write a poem in any style and let us know!

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 buzz from my children about writing in the last week has been phenomenal! It has been brilliant to see something they usually don’t enjoy change into something they ask to do."
V Turner, Tenterfields Primary Academy
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"A fantastic competition that really got the children engaged & enthused about poetry writing!"
I Evans, St Cuthbert's RC Primary School, Cardiff
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