Becoming a First Story Writer

Part of our charitable aim at First Story is to support writers in the UK. We provide initial training, and by bringing together a network of schools and writers in each of these regions, we have built a community of shared experiences, and ongoing support.

Download our Writers’ Application Pack to find out more about becoming a First Story Writer-in-Residence.

As part of the application process we ask for a copy of your CV, paying particular attention to any teaching work, and an example 90 minute lesson plan for young people. Please note, we generally ask that our writers have at least three years’ experience teaching young people creative writing.

If you would like to be considered for a residency on our schools programme, or to work with us for any of the one-off events we run throughout the year, please get in touch via