What Do We Do?

We work with students, graduates, young and emerging writers who are curious to learn more about the art and craft of writing.

Through our diverse range of competitions and submission calls, our engaging anthologies and creative writing journal, The Purple Breakfast Review, as well as our workshops and development days, we work closely with our writers and artists on their journey towards publication.

We engage in honest, creative conversation with them in order to build their confidence and develop their practice as both writers and artists. At the same time, they become part of our unique writing and publishing community.

Who Are We?

Here at The Student Wordsmith, we are currently a team of three.

In February 2018, Jackie and Autumn joined us to volunteer and gain some experience in the writing and publishing industry as part of their ‘Humanities at Work’ module on their undergraduate degrees at Nottingham Trent University.

Jackie is a Media Studies student at Nottingham Trent University. She is obsessed with all things creative. She regularly combines her love for writing with design and aims to inspire others with her work. You can usually find Jackie jotting down ideas for her next visual image or piece of creative writing.

Autumn is a second-year Media Studies student at Nottingham Trent University. She loves animals and travelling. After graduating, Autumn would like to have a career in Marketing and PR. When Autumn isn’t studying or out exploring, she is usually found socialising with friends and visiting quirky cafes or restaurants.

Both students work alongside founder and manager of The Student Wordsmith, Dr Sophie-Louise Hyde (above).

>>> Read more about Sophie’s journey here.

Did You Know?

The Student Wordsmith is an award-winning organisation! 

We’ve won five awards in research and enterprise for our creative endeavours. As a result, we were able to fund our first interns through 2x 3-6 month work placements with us in 2015-16.

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