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 bring together a network of schools and writers in different regions to build a community of shared experiences, and ongoing support.

As part of the application process we ask for:

  • A letter of application and a CV, detailing relevant experience and qualifications. Please note, we generally ask that our writers have at least three years’ experience teaching young people creative writing.
  • Contact details for an appropriate person we can contact for a reference
  • An image and biography (up to 200 words) for inclusion in our Writers’ Directory

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 have a look at this Writer Application Form and get in touch via