Support us

Cuckoo is facilitated and administered by New Writing North, a development agency for creative writing and creative reading based in the north east of England.

Cuckoo is part of New Writing North’s programme of work with young people, which aims to develop talent and provide a platform for high quality writing by young people. Find out more about New Writing North’s work at

New Writing North is funded by Arts Council England.

New Writing North’s Young Writers’ Programme is supported by the Sir James Knott Trust and The Clore Duffield Foundation, and our outreach programme is funded by Newcastle City Council.

If you might be interested in supporting Cuckoo in the future or finding out more, contact .

Individuals who’d like to make a financial contribution to support our work should go to .

The Cuckoo Young Writers programme is a network of young writers groups which meet fortnightly in towns across the region. is a literary website devoted to new writing by young people aged 12-19, and sister site is an arts journalism site for 15-23-year-olds. We run holiday projects and weekend masterclasses, and Cuckoo Shop, a pop-up venue during Durham Book Festival which is programmed by young people.

The money raised will be used to fund the programme to enable us to continue to work with young people across the region.