The Fledger is the solution to a pressing problem: the lack of platforms that amplify the voices of young people. We believe that the perspectives and experiences of youth are invaluable, yet often overlooked. That's why we've created a dynamic space where young writers can share their unique insights, challenge the status quo, and shed light on the issues that matter most to them. Through our platform, we empower aspiring writers to break through barriers, gain real-world experience, and build a portfolio that opens doors to the world of journalism. Together, we're redefining storytelling and giving a powerful voice to the next generation.
At The Fledger, we believe in providing a platform for diverse voices and perspectives. We welcome writers from all walks of life who are passionate about sharing their personal experiences and thought-provoking ideas. Whether you're a young adult with a fresh perspective, an aspiring writer looking to gain experience, or an established writer seeking a platform to connect with a vibrant community, we encourage you to join us in shaping the narrative and making a difference. The Fledger is open to you.
By writing at The Fledger, you'll have the opportunity to amplify your voice and make a real impact. Your words will resonate with a global audience hungry for fresh ideas and perspectives. Our supportive community of writers will inspire and engage you, fostering connections that can lead to exciting collaborations and new opportunities. Beyond exposure and recognition, writing at The Fledger allows you to develop a strong writing portfolio that showcases your talent and versatility. Our experienced editor will provide valuable feedback to help you grow as a writer, while the diverse range of topics we cover ensures that you can explore your passions and refine your storytelling skills. But it's not just about personal growth; it's about making a difference. The Fledger is committed to driving positive change through storytelling. Your words can challenge norms, inspire conversations, and contribute to a better understanding of important social issues. Join us and be part of a community that believes in the transformative power of words to shape the world. Join The Fledger today and let your words take flight.
No matter your background or level of experience, we value your voice and believe in nurturing your talent. Our team of editors and mentors are dedicated to supporting and guiding you on your writing journey. We provide opportunities for growth, feedback on your work, and a collaborative environment where you can thrive as a writer. If you have a story to tell, opinions to share, or insights to offer, we invite you to become a part of The Fledger community. Join us in making an impact and empowering young voices to take flight.
Had an epiphany about a problem? Reflected on a past experience? Or read something in the news that triggered you? At The Fledger, your writing possibilities are limitless. As a platform, we are politically neutral and we promote curiosity and healthy scepticism. You can write about anything that you're passionate about. Politics, social issues, environmental problems, activism, books, films -- anything! Just as long as it has a wider relevance to us all. And, we shouldn't have to mention this, but stay away from ideas like 'Why Earth is definitely flat'. Yeah... this was a genuine submission. Absolutely bonkers.
The short answer is no. We believe that your own voice should leap out of the digital page. This means that you should write it using your language, tone, and personality. Be unfiltered. We also encourage you to open your heart and mind, and give a personal touch to articles you write by sharing a personal experience or two in your writing.
There is no minimum or maximum word count, per se. Write what you want to say, not what you're restricted to. That being said, most articles come in at around 1200 words. It all depends on what's in your head and how engaging you can make your piece!
Our main focus is on providing a platform for writers to showcase their work and gain valuable experience. That being said, we do provide a snowballing remuneration for each article we publish, starting commission-free for your first article and increasing up to a maximum of £100 per piece.