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.

Submissions now closed!

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We invited writers and illustrators to submit their work on the theme of ‘Beginnings’ to be considered for publication in the first issue of our 2015 online journal, The Purple Breakfast Review.

The first issue will be published in March 2015 and submissions for this issue are now closed.

A full list of our selected, successful entrants can be found here.

Submissions for our second issue will open in April.

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During our open rounds, we will be accepting written submissions in the form of prose, poetry, drama and non-fiction. Illustrations to be sent in PDF or jpeg. formats and written submissions attached as a Word document.

Maximum Word Limits are as follows:

Poetry – 600 words

Prose – 2000 words

Drama – 2000 words

Non-fiction – 1000 words


To enter your work, simply send your submission/s to pbr@thestudentwordsmith.com upon our deadlines opening.

We look forward to receiving your entries.


The Student Wordsmith team.

*Please note: full terms and conditions can be found here and are the same as submissions to our competitions.