Tag: Fresher Publishing

  • What makes a winning poem?

    What makes a winning poem?

    Entering competitions is a great way of setting yourself targets and deadlines to work to. The Bournemouth Writing Prize Poetry Judge, the wonderful Antony Dunn, has shared some hints about what makes a good poem and what he looks for. Watch here.

  • Short Story Winner 2018

    Short Story Winner 2018

    The winner of the Fresher Writing Prize for short story has been announced. Our judge, author Claire Fuller, had a lot of amazing short story entries to sift through over the last few months, but she did finally come to a final decision on her favourite monster story! The Fresher Writing Prize 2018 winner for…



    Thank you for all the fantastic monster entries from those children aged 11 and under. Some truly wonderful stories were entered, which made the decision even harder for our judges! But a shortlist has been concocted, so a huge congratulations to: Year 3 and 4 The Monster that ate the Moon by Lucas Aldous The…

  • new poetry judge: antony dunn

    new poetry judge: antony dunn

    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…

  • fresher writing prize 2018 has launched

    fresher writing prize 2018 has launched

    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…

  • Watch: Highlights Writing Wizardry 2017

    Watch: Highlights Writing Wizardry 2017

    A big thank you to everyone who attended! It was truly a magical evening.