The Writing Squad are recruiting!

Our pals at The Writing Squad are recruiting a new squad of writers aged 16-21. The Writing Squad is a unique scheme which offers young writers in the North of England exclusive workshops, ongoing mentoring and access to their brilliant network of tutors, professional writers and squad graduates.

As a squad member, you’ll receive…

Being part of the Squad is FREE. You just need to be able to get to their writing days in the North, have regular access to the internet, familiarity with social media, and an enthusiasm for writing. They’re after writers of any formats – from poetry and prose, through film, stage and radio scripts, to games and graphic novels.

The Writing Squad is not about qualifications and it can fit around everything else you’re doing (jobs, studies, family etc).

To apply to join the Writing Squad they need some examples of your writing with a cover note (of no more than 2 pages) telling them about you, your writing, and what you’d like the Squad to do for you. You can send up to ten pages of prose/script or ten poems/songs, or URLs. Also let them know which workshop you’d like to attend, Manchester, Sheffield or Newcastle.

Email your application as a Word or PDF attachment to

If you have any questions, tweet them at @thewritingsquad or post a question on their Facebook Page.