The Writing Squad

Closed for 2020, re-opening 2022.

The Writing Squad is a group of motivated 16-21 year old writers who live, work or study in the north of England. We exist to help you develop your writing. Being part of the Squad is FREE and they work round your life so you can study, work or travel at the same time. You just need to be able to get to our writing days in the north, have regular access to the internet, familiarity with social media and a desire to write. To find out how to apply to join the Writing Squad, visit their website.

This two year programme will run from April 2020. The Squad welcomes writers of any formats – from poetry and prose, through film, stage and radio scripts, to games and graphic novels. 

The Squad will provide you with

  • one to one support on whatever you are writing
  • workshops led by professional writers
  • opportunities to work on projects
  • a supportive community of writers and artists
  • professional development advice and support

You can find out more about their programme here and who’ll you be working with.

You can also meet some of the writers from previous Squads and take at look at all the places they have been published, produced and broadcast, where they work.

2 thoughts on “The Writing Squad

    1. Hi Becky,

      Thanks for your message. Young Poets Network is open to all writers everywhere and we currently have two challenges open: our Namedropping challenge and our riddle challenge

      New Writing South may also be a good shout for you: They’re currently not looking for new members, but it might be worth keeping your eye on the site, and having a look around the rest of the website for opportunities.

      Best of luck and keep writing!

      Helen at Young Poets Network

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