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TopWrite is The Writers’ Summer School’s access scheme for writers aged 18-30.

Our applications for TopWrite 2024 are now open.

What is TopWrite?

Are you...

  • aged between 18 and 30?

  • committed to writing?

  • eager for an opportunity that introduces you to what writing as a career might actually be like?

If so, TopWrite could be the opportunity you’re looking for…

What does TopWrite offer?

Successful applicants for TopWrite only pay £150 to book a place at The Writers’ Summer School. It is an ideal experience for aspiring young writers.

Look around the website. If The Writers’ Summer School sounds like it’s for you, and the three bullet points above describe you, then please download the guidelines and application form: 





Places are limited, so please apply early!

The deadline for applications is the 30th of June. 


In the meantime, read what TopWriters from the last few years have had to say about the scheme,

“It was the most welcoming place I’ve ever attended and I honestly couldn’t believe how open and
inclusive everyone was. I was never left lonely and alone, and someone always came up to say hello. I
quickly found my crowd and felt welcomed instantly. Nobody was judgemental and it was just such a
nice environment.”

“Very inclusive and warm environment once the week had started.”

“Thanks for offering so much support to first years. I had such a good time :)”

"I enjoyed everything about the week and I was so sad for it to end. I have found such a great
community in Swanwick and I’ll definitely be back."

“All very clear and friendly. The best writers’ conference I’ve been to!”

“There is always a vast variety of stuff to do with chances to be creative and also get to know other

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