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Inspired CuckooAre you aged 15-23 and based in the North of England? Want to become a Cuckoo Review writer? 

Please note that Cuckoo Review is taking a short break. Sign-up to our young people’s mailing list using the form below to be the first to hear about any writing opportunities with us in the future. 

How does it work?
Reviewers receive an email every fortnight with a list of the things to be covered. This will include the latest gigs, books, films, shows, art exhibitions and more. You then email back telling us what you’d like to cover. If you have some brilliant ideas or burning passions, you can also pitch us articles you’d like to write.

We’ll confirm what you’ve been signed up for, when and where you need to be, and a deadline by which we need to receive your piece. If you’re reviewing a live event/screening or performance, you’ll be expected to write the review and send it to us within 48 hours. We supply tickets, books and music- you don’t have to buy them.

For details of how to submit, have a look at our SUBMISSION GUIDELINES page.

Most pieces are edited and appear on Cuckoo Review within a week. We will tweet about it! And you will be a published writer!

Any questions or for more information, please email

imagesIf you are doing Arts Award…

Signing up to Cuckoo Review will get you access to gigs, plays, films, books and exhibitions that are perfect for the reviewing element of Bronze, Silver and Gold Award. Your review will also be published online, and you can collect feedback via social media on your work.