Writing Squad looking for new recruits aged 16-21

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The Writing Squad is a group of motivated writers aged between 16-21 based in the north of England and New Writing North has teamed up with them to bring this inspiring writing opportunity to writers in the North East and North West. 

The Squad exists to help young people develop their writing talent in whatever context is most appropriate for them. Previous graduates have built careers as poets, prose writers, playwrights, screenwriters, performers and lyricists. To see what current Squad members think about the programme see

To apply to join The Writing Squad, please write no more than a couple of pages about yourself, your writing, and what you’d like the Squad to do for you, and send us up to ten pages of prose/script or ten poems/songs, or URLs where we can watch or listen to your work.

Email your application as Word or PDF attachments to [email protected] by Friday 17 August, 5pm. For more information, see or follow @thewritingsquad on Twitter.