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Are you interested in writing articles or creating videos?  Do you have stories or opinions you think will support, inspire, educate and engage other young people in Ireland?

If so, why not submit an article, video or podcast for If it is in line with our submission guidelines, we’ll post it on our website and it may also be posted on the Facebook and Twitter pages.

Referendum on the 8th Amendment 

The referendum on the 8th Amendment will be taking place on the 25th May this year. What are your thoughts on it?  


Do you think Irish people are taught properly about consent? If not, how can this be improved? What have you and your friends learned about consent (in school/college or outside of school/college) and how has this helped you?

Plastics & the environment 

Have you heard about the Day of Action on plastic packaging in supermarkets – What do you think? Are you #sickofplastic? What other environmental issues interest you? What actions do you think you can take? 


As the days become longer and warmer, are you looking to try new sports or starting training again yourself? How has participating in sports impacted your life and wellbeing? Any recommendations for anyone who is looking to find a sport they enjoy? 


We want to hear your stories on important relationships in your life – with your family, friends, partner etc. How have these relationships impacted your life? Is there any advice you can give to others?

Politics and current affairs

What do you think about the political situation in Ireland, Europe or globally? What current affairs interest you? How does politics and current affairs have a (positive or negative) impact on you and your peers?

Upcoming important dates

Are you looking forward to any of these days? Do you want to write a piece on these topics? 

  • 23rd April – World Book Day 
  • 1st May – International Workers’ day 
  • 1st May – World Asthma Day 
  • 9th May – Europe Day 
  • 17th May – International Day against homophobia and transphobia 
  • 31st May – World No Tobacco Day

So what do I do next?

Read our submission guidelines before you get started. If you have any questions just drop an email to and she’ll get back to you as soon as she can. All articles should be under 1000 words, and you can submit your article here.


  • I’ve never written for SpunOut before, can I start now? Yes, we’re always open to any new contributors aged 16-25. Even if you have never written for SpunOut before, we’d like to hear from you.
  • Now is not a good time for me to write an article. Can I write one later in the year? Yes, we are happy to receive your articles at any time throughout the year, so get in touch when you have an idea, a draft piece, or a finished article.
  • I’d like to write an article but I don’t want my name to be shown, is that possible? Yes, the articles can be posted anonymously if you prefer. You can mention this when submitting your article and if you leave your name blank on the submission form, the article will be posted as “anonymous”
  • I’m not sure if the article is ready to be posted on the website. Help! Send your article (even if it in a rough draft) to and she can work with you to finish your article.  
  • Does the topic need to be approved by SpunOut first? Nope, you’re free to write about whatever topic you want. If there are issues with it, we can chat about this when you submit your article or you can email to discuss the topic if you want. 
  • Do I need to come to the offices to write and submit my article? No, you can write your article at home, in school, in a coffee shop etc and submit it through email on through
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Published April 3rd2018
Last updated April 4th2018
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