We are excited to announce that we have two new judges joining our panel for the 2016 Fresher Writing Prize: author Jeremy Page and editorial director of Picador, Francesca Main. As well as being a novelist and scriptwriter, Jeremy Page has worked in the UK film and TV industry for nearly… View Post
If you’re aged 9 or below, then it’s time to get your Writing Wizardry hats on! The Fresher Writing Wizardry competition opens on October 23rd, so if you like writing stories and would like to win your height in books, then this is the competition for you. To be in with a chance of winning, all you need to do is… View Post
Our Writing Witches like nothing better than to visit schools and share their story-writing SPELLS with children in years 3, 4 or 5. Armed with a cauldron and a wand or two, the Writing Witches will come to your class and tell you all the secret ingredients you need to write truly magical stories. Expect potions for prose, chants for… View Post
Fresher Writing Prize poetry winner Frank Podmore came in to record the podcast of his poems the other day and proved himself to be a whizz behind the mic also.
Tia Finch, the winner of Bournemouth University’s Writing Wizardry Prize, was delighted and somewhat amazed when she came face to face with her prize – a stack of wonderful books as tall as her!
The Sweetest Fall by Tia Finch, aged 9 One sunny morning, Tia and Roxy went out to pick some flowers for their mum. They skipped hand in hand, happily down to the bottom of the garden, until, suddenly, unexpectedly everything went black. “Ahhhhhhhhhh!” Tia and Roxy screamed as they fell further and further into a deep, dark hole, until their… View Post