Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2020 shortlist announced   

Five collections have made the shortlist of the Edge Hill Prize 2020 today. The Prize is the only UK-based award that recognises excellence in a single author short story collection. The collections are: Paris Syndrome by Lucy Sweeney Byrne (Banshee Press) This Paradise by Ruby Cowling (Boiler House Press) What Are You Like by Shelley […]

Creative Writing Sessions for NHS Staff

Programme Leader for Creative Writing Dr Kim Wiltshire has partnered with Lime, the art department for Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, to trial a project running online Creative Writing sessions for NHS staff. As part of their creative response to Covid, Lime have worked with Dr Wiltshire to create a series of online creative writing […]

Dr John D Rutter wins the 2020 NorthBound Book Prize

Saraband are to publish John D Rutter’s novel Approval, which follows would-be adoptive parents David and Cici through the complex local authority pre-adoption process.  Approval, Rutter’s first book, has won the 2020 NorthBound Book Prize. He completed his PhD at Edge Hill in 2017 and is an Associate Tutor of Creative Writing at Edge Hill.  […]

Edge Hill Short Story Prize

Eddie Price and Kate Wilson (2nd Year Creative Writing Students) report on their visit to London to attend the Edge Hill Short Story Prize award ceremony. On Friday 25th October 2019, we were part of a group of students from Edge Hill University who travelled down to London to attend the Edge Hill Short Story […]

Postgraduate Research Conference

5th Annual Postgraduate Research Conference Department of English, History and Creative Writing Tuesday 2 April 2019 This event is designed to celebrate the significant contribution that our postgraduates, from MA/MRes to PhD, make not only to the Department of English, History and Creative Writing but to Edge Hill University. This is an opportunity for our […]

Writing her own future

Shannon Eden

In her role as Assistant Editor at Thomson Reuters, Shannon Eden has found that she’s not only able to draw on the skills she learnt on her Creative Writing course, but finds that her job is also having a positive impact on her own writing.

The importance of networking


To succeed in the creative arts, it’s not enough simply to complete a degree in the area of your practice. You must be willing to get out into the world, make contacts, and find opportunities to develop your art in real-life contexts.

Internships give Harriet the edge

Harriet Hirshman

Harriet Hirshman started her undergraduate degree knowing little more than that she wanted to write, and left with an ambition to be a short story author while pursuing a career in publishing.

Creating opportunities

Bill Bulloch

Since graduating, Bill Bulloch has worked hard to keep his creative momentum going and use the skills he learnt on his course in a practical and employable way.