Young Storykeeper - Volume Five Is Here!

Fighting Words and Great Lighthouses of Ireland are excited to launch the fifth and final volume of the Young Storykeeper digital magazine! We are delighted to now share every lighthouse-inspired story, poem, comic, animation and song with you.

We received over 1,300 submissions and are grateful to each and every young author for sharing their creativity with us!

In May 2020, Fighting Words and Great Lighthouses of Ireland invited submissions of original writing inspired by lighthouses from young writers aged 7-12.

Sent to us from every corner of the island of Ireland and beyond, the creativity has shone through and every Young Storykeeper should be very proud!

Young Storykeepers: Volume Five - See if your story is here!


Below are just some of the stellar submissions included in Young Storykeepers: Volume Five.

In addition to the submissions by the young authors, a team of Fighting Words volunteer illustrators and animators created original artwork for the Young Storykeeper project.

Thank you to each and every author and illustrator for shining a light for us all!

an illustration of a lighthouse keeper who stands on the rocks and waves in the heavy rain with the light of the lighthouse cutting through the darkness

a photo of a junk art model with a dolphin caught in a net, a fisherman falling out of his boat and the lighthouse in the background.

a black and white abstract sketch of a lighthouse.

A children's drawing of a small island with a house and a lighthouse on it.

an illustration of robots and monsters standing the in the ray of light from the lighthouse in the background.


Awesome Animations and Songs!

A number of stories were also selected for animation by Fighting Words’ talented volunteer team of illustrators and animators.

Some of the stories were even sent in by young animators and songwriters themselves!

Watch the latest animations below!

Watch ALL of the super stories brought to life through animation by Fighting Words’ brilliant team of volunteer animators and illustrators -  and some of the authors themselves -  in the playlist below:

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Click on the links below to read all volumes of Young Storykeeper!

Young Storykeepers: Volume One | June 2020


Young Storykeepers: Volume Two | July 2020


Young Storykeepers: Volume Three | September 2020


Young Storykeepers: Volume Four | November 2020


Fighting Words wishes to acknowledge the support of Creative Ireland for this programme #CreativeIreland  #Storykeeper #InThisTogether