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.


The Purple Breakfast Review: Submissions Now Open!

The Student Wordsmith’s unique online journal, The Purple Breakfast Review presents an opportunity for aspiring writers, particularly students, graduates and young people, to showcase their incredible creative talents.

Themed around ‘Echoes’, submissions for its fourth issue (and the final of 2015) will open on Monday 5th October 2015.

Closing Date: 5pm on Friday 13th November 2015

As always, we welcome submissions from illustrators and writers of all genres (prose, poetry, drama and non-fiction). Word limits are as follows:

Prose, Drama and Non-Fiction = 1,000 words

Poetry = Up to 600 words


Please note: each entrant is entitled to send up to three pieces of work for free.

All written submissions are to be typed and emailed as a Word Document attachment.

Any illustrations should be submitted in high-resolution (at least 1mb) and in Jpeg format.

Please email all submissions to pbr@thestudentwordsmith.com

We look forward to receiving your entries!



 You is for University: Top Three!

This year’s edition of You is for University received a record number of entries and after reading through all of the submissions, our judges have selected their top three entrants.

We’re extremely pleased to announce that the winners are:

Third place: Louise Singleton with Human Behaviour is

Joint Second Place: Francesca Crisante with I am not an Aspie and Walker Zupp with The Space

First Place: Eleanor Pilcher with The Cubicle.


Thank you to all those that entered this year! We really enjoyed reading through all of your submissions. Please keep an eye out for the next The Student Wordsmith competition.

The 2015 edition of You is for University will be available to pre-order in the coming weeks!

The winners will receive their prizes at the You is for University launch party! All entrants will also receive an invitation and will be awarded with a copy of the book.


The Student Wordsmith Testimonials

“Thank you so much for the opportunity […] I haven’t said yet how wonderful I think The Student Wordsmith is. It’s really inspiring for students like myself to see such a good website and productive writing platform.”

Eleanor Pilcher (July 2015).

“I would firstly like to thank The Student Wordsmith for publishing my poem online and for sharing it among their social networks. Not only has the platform provided me with an excellent opportunity to present my work, but it has also given me a great deal of confidence for writing in the future. I would like to thank The Student Wordsmith for the invaluable knowledge and insight I have received from simply browsing the website and reading the plethora of unique pieces of work on it.”

Saduni (July 2015).

“Accessing The Purple Breakfast Review was very practical and my order came swiftly after its purchase. The process of publishing my work was fairly quick and free of trouble. Considering how many writers she was dealing with, it felt very one-to-one. I think that Miss Hyde is headlining a great project and it was a pleasure to be included with so many other good writers.”

Walker Zupp (April 2015).