We are delighted to introduce our new poetry judge, Antony Dunn, for the Fresher Writing Prize 2018! He has an impressive four collections of poems published, with the most recent released in October 2016, ‘Take This One to Bed’. As well as publishing his own work, Antony has edited and worked on a posthumous collection of poems by Welsh poet… View Post
The 2018 Fresher Writing Prize and Writing Wizardry competition have both launched today – so why not get out your pencils and get started! This year, to recognise the 200th anniversary since the publication of Frankenstein, the theme for both competitions is “Monsters” . You can check out the Fresher Writing Prize 2018 or Writing Wizardry Competition page for more… View Post
A big thank you to everyone who attended! It was truly a magical evening.
Hi! My name is Wesley Schulte, the publishing assistant for Fresher Publishing, and I’m here to give you an update of all the wonderful things that are happening behind the scenes! I’m a second year BA English student, from The Netherlands, and interning for Emma Scattergood, editorial director of Fresher. At the moment, we are busy promoting our writing competitions;… View Post
This year we are introducing a Flash Fiction category to our Fresher competition and we are delighted that writer James Cole is joining us to judge these entries. James is a Bournemouth-based storyteller and for the past six years he has led workshops and held community-based residencies, hoping to foster a love for reading and writing. He has a PhD in English Literature and… View Post
Hannah Persaud is a writer and winner of the Fresher Writing Prize 2016 award for Best Short Story for Cyfannedd Fach with another of her stories, Blank Walls was also being shortlisted. She started taking writing seriously after completing the Faber Academy ‘Writing a Novel’ course in 2015 and has since been published in a number of anthologies. Hannah is currently working… View Post