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Become a Llama Mag writer

So you want to write for the Llama, eh? Well we think this is a splendid decision… possibly one of the best you’ve ever made.


We want to take our writers on a journey and to teach them how to write engaging articles. You might not be the greatest writer in the world, but our aim is to help you develop your article-writing skills so that by the time you leave us (at the end of Year 13) you will have an additional skill to add to your CV and/or Uni Personal Statement.


We will help you develop these skills by providing constructive feedback on your each article that you submit (from our team of professionally qualified journalists) as well as providing you with regular updates on techniques that you can utilise when creating an article.


It will be a lot of fun and you will make new friends/contacts along the way.



Benefits to you include:

  • Opportunity to get involved with a national publication
  • Network with students from across the UK
  • Build a professional portfolio of published work
  • Gain hands-on, publishing/editorial experience
  • A wonderful addition to any uni “Personal Statement
  • Experience to add to CV
  • Learn how to write engaging articles
  • Professional feedback on work submitted
  • Prizes and incentives
  • A warm fuzzy feeling when you see your name in print

No commitment

We will expect nothing from you other than enthusiasm. You can write as much or as little as you like. Obviously, as with most things in life, the more you put in, the more you get out but we understand that 6th-form can be demanding and therefore we will not pressure you into writing on a regular basis. It’s up to you how much you want to do.

Register to become a writer

All you need to do is to register your details  – ensuring that you tick the box that says “I want to become a writer”, we’ll then process your application and set you up with a writer’s account.

Is your school a subscriber?

Only students whose schools have subscribed can take part. Why do we do this – well it comes down to money. Providing this service, editing your articles and taking the time to give feedback on each piece of your content, is time-consuming and expensive. We don’t want to stuff the publication with nasty adverts and we certainly don’t want students to have to pay, so instead we ask each school for a small amount.