Kalli Damschen

Bridget Minamore: Changing the World with Poetry

Bridget Minamore: Changing the World with Poetry

It’s long been said that the pen is mightier than the sword. Swords aren’t very common today, so perhaps now the pen is mightier than bombs and prejudice and discrimination. Bridget Minamore is a young poet who graduated from University College London last year with a degree in English literature. In 2013, she was shortlisted […]

 Kalli Damschen

How Technology Is Revolutionising the Arts

How Technology Is Revolutionising the Arts

In the last couple decades, technology has revolutionised the way we relate to the world. These changes extend to influence all aspects of life, from communication to entertainment and from education to employment, and the arts have been far from unaffected. New technologies have impacted how artists in every field make, share and fund their […]

 Kalli Damschen

You’re Invited to the First Student Wordsmith Awards Night!

You’re Invited to the First Student Wordsmith Awards Night!

The Student Wordsmith will be hosting its first Student Wordsmith Awards Night at 18:45 Saturday, 16 April 2016, at the Loughborough University Students’ Union in Loughborough, Leicestershire. The Student Wordsmith is an online writing and publishing presence for budding creatives. It was founded by Loughborough University student Sophie-Louise Hyde, who is currently pursuing her PhD […]

 Kalli Damschen

Bring Your World to the Stage with Playwriting Contests

Bring Your World to the Stage with Playwriting Contests

With the start of the new year approaching, there are many upcoming opportunities for new, young writers who want to hone their craft, connect with other playwrights and producers, or see their work performed on the stage. If you’ve been itching to write a play—or have already written one and are looking for a way […]

 Kalli Damschen

5 Cheap Writing Competitions to Enter This Winter

5 Cheap Writing Competitions to Enter This Winter

If you’re a new writer, writing competitions can be a great way to get your work read, interact with editors, increase your readership and even win prizes. The key to winning competitions is to submit regularly, but competitions often charge entry fees, which can make submitting to a wide variety of competitions quite expensive. Here […]

 Leah Byron

Creative Writing Competition OPEN!

You is for University is BACK …and this time it is bigger than ever before! Entries will open at 9am on Friday 17th April 2015 and close at 5pm on Monday 1st June 2015, with all submissions being judged by our 2015 guest panel. This year, prizes are set to be even bigger than the […]

 Mary Babin

The Student Wordsmith’s Design Opportunity!

The Student Wordsmith is on the look out for a talented new designer to work with them on the creation of their new, student writing journal. About The Student Wordsmith: “The Student Wordsmith is about bringing together the work of emerging, new creatives, showcasing potential unknown talents, and publishing them into collaborative collections or end […]

 Mary Babin

Zoella’s Popularity Zooms

Zoella’s Popularity Zooms

The 24-year-old fashionista, Zoe Elizabeth Sugg, has made quite the name for herself not only on YouTube, but now within the literary world. Zoella, as she calls herself on her blog, released her novel, Girl Online, on Tuesday, November 25th. After its release, the novel sold over 78,000 copies within its first week. Its outstanding […]

 annieharris

Writing a Difficult Email? Templates for Success!

Writing a Difficult Email? Templates for Success!

Ever got around to writing an absolutely crucial email, only to freeze up and forget exactly how to process words from your brain without sounding needy/pushy/entitled/grovelly? Me too. All the time. So I’ve written a few templates (because templates makes everyone’s life easier) for a few of my own personal ‘sticky spot’ emails that should […]

 Nadia Rasheed

The Great British Blog Off

The Great British Blog Off

Are you an aspiring journalist between the ages of 16-25? This is a great opportunity for you! Youth Media Agency is hosting an excellent competition with URBAN TIMES – all you have to do is pick one of their 3 chosen topics and write 500 words. The winning entry will be featured on URBAN TIMES […]