Welcome to The Student Wordsmith: the home of online writing and publishing presence for budding creatives, set up by emerging writer Sophie-Louise Hyde.

If you are a writer of poetry, artist or photographer, or even into design and typography, then The Student Wordsmith is the place to have your work noticed.

You is for University: Competition Open Now!


In 2014, The Student Wordsmith launched its first publication of You is for University in two editions.

Featuring the work of over 40 students across the UK and internationally, You is for University is a creative and information guidebook that aids current and prospective students throughout their time at university.

This year, the competition is back!

As usual, we are accepting written entries (on any topic deemed crucial to university life) in the form of:

Poetry (Max: 600 words)

Prose (Max: 2000 words)

Drama (Max: 2000 words)

Non-fiction (Max: 1000 words)

However, this year, we are expanding our entries to include other art forms too! These include:

Short Film (Max: 7 minutes)

Performance Poetry (Max: 3 minutes)

Photography (One photo/entry)

Illustration (One piece/entry)

To enter a submission in any of the above art forms, simply upload (or send) your work in the form of a short video, in jpeg or PDF formats, or as a Microsoft Word attachment, as per the rules outlined below.

Entries cost £10.00 and can be uploaded to our website on receiptof payment (You will be instructed on how to do this). Alternatively, you can send your entry as an attachment to us at competitions@thestudentwordsmith.com once you have made payment.

You many enter as many times as you like, with first-time entrants receiving a unique discount code to use against one subsequent entry (following their first submission). You heard me correctly, pay £10 to enter your first submission and submit the second half price!

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 last. All entrants will still receive publication and a copy of the collection or the chance to be part of a live event/exhibition.

However, in 2015, every selected entrant will also be automatically invited and in with a chance to win one of our top secret awards at our first-ever, annual awards night (to be held later this year).

So, what are you waiting for?


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