Calling all Brunel Creative Writing postgraduate students & alumni…
Building on the success of our recent Creative Writing anthologies, a group of postgraduate MA Novel students, under the guidance of Professor Bernardine Evaristo, are putting together an anthology comprised of work collected from MA and PhD students who have graduated since winter 2012, including current students. The anthology will focus on collecting the opening chapters/sections of your manuscripts in a bid to get them noticed by industry professionals, agents and publishers. We are open to submissions from anyone who is currently studying as a postgraduate Creative Writing student at Brunel or has completed an MA or PhD with us from winter 2012.
Please follow this link for further details from student anthology editor, Hadiyah Khan.
Congratulations to 2nd year Brunel University London Creative Writing student R.V. Maloney, who was awarded 1st place in the international Dorset Fiction competition for her short story ‘The Greater Crested Tern’.
R.V. wrote the story following her weekly Creative Writing coursework prompts. She will be awarded a £500 cash prize, and her story will be featured in Dorset Fiction’s yearly anthology.
The judges said, “Within a thousand words, the story is threaded with blooming motifs and detail which are in turn sewn in to a wonderfully metaphysical piece. The writer uses an interesting range of sometimes obfuscated literary devices, which bed well into the prose. The creative and multilevelled story instantly caught our attention, and continued to blossom in our minds long after reading.”
Check out an interview with the author, and read her award-winning story, at the Dorset Fiction Award website.
Joint Honours Games Design and Creative Writing graduate Aimée White was awarded First Prize in the 2017 Dragonfly Tea Short Story Competition.
Aimée’s winning story ‘Generation Lotus’ was written to the contest theme of Journey and was selected by a panel of judges including comedian/writer Helen Lederer, journalist and novelist Paula Cocozza, and Daily Mail Literary Editor Sandra Parsons. Aimée’s impressive £1500 1st Prize in the Main contest category was announced at an Awards Ceremony at Henley Literary Festival.
You can view all the 2017 Dragonfly Tea Short Story Competition winners and runners up in the Main and Children’s categories here.
All Creative Writing students at Brunel should go along to the Careers Fair on the 31st October. This is an excellent opportunity to gather information and make contacts regarding your future careers, part-time work and placements. Apps and further details above.