Here at Small but Mighty Writers, we aim to spark a passion for reading and writing and to fan the flames once the spark has caught.

The website is run by Jess and Nicci, two university graduates with a passion for writing. We both studied English and Creative Writing and this website has grown out of our love for reading great books and (trying) to write great stories.

Between us we have a wealth of experience of working with children to promote a love of reading and writing and have worked on the Huddersfield Literature Festival, supported children and their families through Homestart and worked in schools, both mainstream and special educational needs.

We have also, as part of our undergraduate degree, carried out research on the literary engagement of boys and girls and on the reasons why boys often say they do not enjoy reading as much as girls. This research informs much of what we do here at Small but Mighty Writers and we are constantly striving to engage more and more boys, girls and young adults in the world of literature and creativity. We believe the best way to do this is to give young people a platform on which to get involved and share their creative efforts, because standing on the edge and watching is fine, but getting stuck in and having a go is much more fun!

Well, that’s us in a nutshell! But if you have any questions or would just like to know more please feel free to get in touch. You can use the form below or email us directly at