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Submissions Announcement: ‘Sound and Silence’

Yesterday evening, as part of our Digital December webinar event, The Student Wordsmith announced the official line-up of writers to be featured in Issue 5 of The Purple Breakfast Review themed on ‘Sound and Silence’. The latest issue will include twenty pieces of writing (both poetry and fiction) from writers across the UK and further afield…

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‘The Coins’ by Eleanor Pilcher

The Student Wordsmith’s #FridayFeature this week comes from our long-standing writer and previous winner, Eleanor Pilcher. Eleanor’s work has been published previously via The Student Wordsmith’s Writers’ Showcase and in our unique, university guidebook You is for University. Eleanor was the ‘Overall Winner’ of our ‘You is for University: Creative Writing Competition’ in 2015. Her latest story, ‘The Coins’, is available…

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‘Where Lost Names Go’ by Lerah Mae Barcenilla

The Student Wordsmith’s #FridayFeature this week comes from Lerah Mae Barcenilla. Lerah’s work has been published previously via The Student Wordsmith’s Writers’ Showcase and in our Creative Writing journal, The Purple Breakfast Review. Lerah’s latest story, ‘Where Lost Names Go’, was reviewed by our current intern, Emily, who said:  “There is some beautiful imagery in this piece and it’s…

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‘The Cost of Poetry’ by Eoin Kelly

The Student Wordsmith’s third #FridayFeature this September comes from young writer, Eoin Kelly. This is Eoin’s first poem to be published via The Student Wordsmith’s Writers’ Showcase and we’re really pleased to be able to work with Eoin as he develops his work further. We look forward to reading more of Eoin’s work in future! *** ‘The Cost of…

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A Q&A with Self-Published Author, Kathryn Adams

Hi Kathryn, thanks for letting us feature your Writer’s Profile here on The Student Wordsmith this week. It’s great to have the opportunity to share this Q&A featuring yourself and your own writing processes with our audience/readers. I’m sure they will find it a great help, especially your experiences as a self-published author. So, let’s…

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‘Leaving’ by Megan McManus

The Student Wordsmith’s first #FridayFeature comes from emerging writer and English Literature student, Megan McManus. Her poem, ‘Leaving’, impressed our Editorial Assistant, Lizzie (who worked with us during August), due to its fragmented nature and her presentation of the character’s distressed mind throughout. ‘Leaving’ is Megan’s second poem to be published via The Student Wordsmith’s…

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Next Stop, Piccadilly Circus by Tanya Nur

“Next stop, Piccadilly Circus” on an underground train. I stare at my reflection – Dark glass. Windows looking out at nothing but darkness.   My mind forever amazed by the genius of mankind, humbled by every invention and discovery. Glass.   Who invented it? Discovered it? Google, Siri, no network connection. Staring into the darkness,…

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Whitley Bay by Tanya Nur

In Whitley Bay, gazing out to sea. The sky so many shades of blue, grey, orange and red.   St Mary’s Lighthouse standing white and tall. The gentle sea breeze carrying the pungent smell of sea weed left behind   once the tide had gone out. I walk across the rocks careful not to slip…

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I had a Lover by Tanya Nur

I had a lover who cherished my bare footprint on his windshield for months, and still remembers it three decades later. Another tells me he often thinks of the mad crazy girl he went hiking with up Dunstable Downs. He was too winded to do anything once we reached the top except lie back and enjoy…

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Number 6 by Claudia Delicato

Plums in my cheeks, feathers in my mouth Sweet the first, it melts underneath Overwhelming the second, it makes me nonsensical. The squared edge of your neck, where my breath craves to pose Your bulk straight legs, that my breath craves to follow I can look at them, as forever is a moment. Stay here, don’t…

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