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 judges.

We do not currently publish unsolicited works, however, our annual Bournemouth Writing Prize gives writers the chance to showcase their poetry or short stories in front of some of the best in the publishing industry, win some great prizes and maybe be published in our associated anthology. For more details head to our Competitions page. And keep up to date by following us on Instagram, Facebook and X (formerly Twitter).

If you have any enquiries about Fresher Publishing’s activities, then please contact Tom Masters, at publishing@bournemouth.ac.uk.

For enquiries about The Bournemouth Writing Prize please contact bournemouthwritingprize@bournemouth.ac.uk.