Latest Competitions

BIG 5th Birthday Competition: Siblings

*Opening at 7am on Tuesday 10th April 2018* To mark our BIG 5th Birthday and ‘Siblings Day’ on Tuesday 10th April 2018, The Student Wordsmith is inviting you to submit a sequence of poems on this topic in a brand-new competition! Send us a sequence of up to 6 poems for the chance to be…

Closing Date: 11:59PM 1st June 2018

Issue 6: Rebirth and Growth (Call for Submissions)

*Opening at 7am on Saturday 21st April 2018* The Student Wordsmith returns this April with its brand-new call for submissions on the theme of ‘Rebirth and Growth’. Send us your writing (prose, poetry, script) and / or artwork for the chance to be published in Issue 6 of our Creative Writing journal, The Purple Breakfast…

Closing Date: 11:59PM 18th May 2018

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‘Time to Talk’: Mental Wellbeing Competition

Congratulations to the winner of our 'Time to Talk' competition, Jennifer Waring! 

Jennifer's poem, 'Therapy', cleverly explores the topic of mental health through the extended metaphor of the humble onion. She plays with sound elegantly, deploying internal and imperfect rhymes throughout, and the extensive vocabulary and scientific language used throughout this piece is impressive.

We look forward to sharing your writing with our Wordsmith viewers later this week and to offering you your FREE two hours of mentoring in due course.