Fresher is a young publishing venture, established at Bournemouth University to nurture the publishing talent of the future and encourage new writers from across Dorset and beyond. The team is made up of staff, students and our wonderfully supportive executive board which includes Gemma Rostill from Penguin, publishing consultant Ed Peppitt and literary agent Madeleine Milburn.
We do not currently publish unsolicited works, however, our annual Fresher Writing Prize gives new writers the chance to showcase their work in front of some of the best in the publishing industry, win some great prizes and, of course, to be published in our associated anthology. For more details head to our Competitions page.
On the same page, you will see details of our Writing Wizardry Competition. This is open to children of nine years and under, who can submit their short stories online and be in with a chance of winning their own height in books – as well as being published in the The Fresher Writing Prize collection.
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.
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