Welcome to The Student Wordsmith: an online creative platform for budding writers and artists, set up by poet and Creative Writing tutor, Dr Sophie-Louise Hyde.



Call for Submissions: The Purple Breakfast Review (Issue 5)

 The Student Wordsmith’s online journal, The Purple Breakfast Review, presents an opportunity for aspiring writers and artists to showcase their incredible creative talents.

 Since its launch in January 2015, The Purple Breakfast Review has been met by rapturous response and four issues have been published online and in print on the following themes: ‘Beginnings’ (Issue 1), ‘Technology vs Nature’ (Issue 2), ‘People’ (Issue 3), and ‘Echoes’ (Issue 4).

Now, the journal is back for its fifth issue with a brand-new theme and an open call for submissions on:

‘Sound and Silence’

We’re looking for poetry, prose (short story/flash fiction), artwork and illustrations that respond to the theme of ‘Sound and Silence’ in an interesting and unique way for the opportunity to be published in Issue 5 of The Purple Breakfast Review.

Your work should be sent to us as an attachment (Jpeg, PDF or Word doc.) via email to:


using the subject line: ‘Sound and Silence’: YOUR NAME.*

*Note: Your name should only appear here and in your email, but should not be included on your submission. Please leave your submission nameless so that our reviewers can consider it anonymously.

Word Counts 

Poetry = up to 40 lines; 

Prose = up to 2000 words; 

Image Formats 

Artwork/illustrations should be sent as high-resolution images in Jpeg or PDF format.


All submissions should be sent to the email address above by midnight on Monday 30th October 2017 or they will not be eligible for consideration as part of this open call.

Please email sophie@thestudentwordsmith.com if you have any questions about this latest opportunity.

We look forward to receiving your entries!