Poetryline – the National Poetry Centre for Primary Schools

This is a terrific new website containing lots of information about poetry and poets. It includes videos of poets such as Michael Rosen and Jackie Kay reading their work, with the poems posted so that you can follow them onscreen as well as listening. Although the site is aimed at primary schools it is very attractive to anyone interested in poetry and performance.

BBC Radio 2 500 word-story competition 

Every year the DJ Chris Evans gets excited about short stories written by young people .Winning stories are read at the Hay Literary Festival in front of a huge audience!

Books For Keeps

Books For Keeps is a magazine for young people about books for young people: lots to read, about books you might love to read

Children’s Laureate

Each year’s Children’s Laureate helps to shape this website. There are lots of ideas, projects you can download, news about books and events- and it’s very easy to read.

Cuckoo Quarterly

This is the online magazine of New Writing North. It receives submissions from all over the world, from young writers of poetry, prose, reviews

Cumbria Naturally

Website of Jan Wiltshire, writer and photographer, many of whose photographs of the natural world appear on this website; and who also contributes to the Tips and Inspiration section of Young Voices

First Story

First Story is a website full of information and ideas about the First Story project: encouraging creative writing among young people who have few opportunities.

NaNoWriMo Young Writers’ Program

National Novel Writing Month takes place in November all over the world. The young writers’ section provides superb workbooks to get you going, and the project ¬†encourages you to set your own targets for what and how much you write.

National Association of Writers in Education

The main part of this website is for adults, but the young writers’ hub has many ideas and links of its own: information about competitions, other events too.

New Writing North

New Writing North supports the work of writers in the north of England but also runs a separate section for young people, providing opportunities for publication and workships

Spilling Ink Club 

Spilling Ink is an online publication; and its writers’ club is essentially for young writers. It offers advice through blogs, ideas for teachers and plenty for young writers too.

The Poetry Society

he Poetry Society’s website contains a very good section for young people. encouraging writing, giving information about competitions and inviting membership