Fresher Publishing is a small publishing press, established at Bournemouth University to nurture the publishing talent of the future and support writers from across Dorset and beyond. The team is made up of staff, students and our wonderfully supportive executive board which includes publishing consultant Ed Peppitt, Picador Commissioning Editor Ansa Khan Khattak and literary agent Sophie Scard.
We do not currently publish unsolicited works, however, our annual Bournemouth Writing Prize gives writers the chance to showcase their work in front of some of the best in the publishing industry, win some great prizes and maybe be published in our associated anthologies. For more details head to our Competitions page. And keep up to date by following us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
If you are a parent or teacher, you will also be interested in the Writing Wizardry Competition. This is open to children of eleven years and under, who can submit their short stories online and be in with a chance of winning £150 worth of books – and maybe see their stories published too!
As part of our mission to encourage young creative writers (as well as old!), we also offer FREE creative writing workshops to primary schools. Our friendly team of Writing Witches likes nothing more than to share their secrets for magical tales with young children, filling them with the confidence and enthusiasm to write their own stories.. If your school or group would like a visit from the Witches, please go to our Schools page to find out more or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any enquiries about Fresher Publishing’s activities, then please contact Emma Scattergood, at email@example.com or write to her at Fresher Publishing, Weymouth House, Bournemouth University, Fern Barrow, Poole BH12 5BB.
For enquiries about The Bournemouth Writing Prize please contact Bournemouthwritingprize@bournemouth.ac.uk.
For specific enquiries about Writing Wizardry, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.