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Fresher Publishing is a small publishing press, established at Bournemouth University, nurturing talent of the future and supporting writers from across Dorset and beyond. The team is made up of staff, students and a supportive executive board which includes publishing consultant Ed Peppitt, Picador Editor Ansa Khan Khattak and literary agent Sophie Scard.

The Bournemouth Writing Prize is a short story and poetry writing competition, designed to boost careers for aspiring writers. As well as cash prizes, winners will receive personal advice and feedback from an industry professional and have the chance to record a reading of their work.

Writing Wizardry is an annual writing competition, open to young writers from all around the world, there are two age categories, years 3 and 4 and years 5 and 6 with a chance to win a range of prizes.

Current student Hayley Butler has spent her time at university as the Writing Wizardry Publishing assistant and tells us about how her degree and placement role has assisted her in the role, from attending school workshops to marketing activities:

Find out more and enter the competition here.

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