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 is Re-Open Now!


Following the success of our 2014 competition and publications, The Student Wordsmith is re-opening its You is for University competition for one month this June.

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 send your work in the form of a short video, in jpeg or PDF formats, or as a Microsoft Word attachment, to competitions@thestudentwordsmith.com.

Entries cost £10.00 and should be sent to the above email address once you have paid your entry fee via our shop.

Entries re-open from 5pm on Monday 15th June 2015 and will close at 5pm on Friday 17th July 2015, with all submissions being judged by our 2015 guest panel.

Prizes include: publication in our 2015 anthology, a signed copy of the collection, chance to be part of a live event or exhibition and the chance to win one of our top secret awards at our first-ever, annual awards evening (held early next year).

So, what are you waiting for?


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