The Creative Arts Anthology is back!

Since 2008, the English Department has published its annual Creative Arts Anthology, bringing together the creative work of contributors from the university, and the Reading creative scene. The 2017 edition, Truth is Like a Lazarus; or, A Roof Bursting with Stars, marked the tenth Anthology to be published by the University. Now, we’re looking for submissions for the eleventh, to be published in early 2018.

Despite what you might think, submission isn’t just open to the English Department! Past editions have included work from students and staff from right across the University, as well as local artists and creatives.

Entries can take a variety of forms. As well as written submissions such as poetry or short prose, we also include visual artwork, such as photography, drawings or paintings.

There is no limit on the number of works one author or artist (or both!) may submit, but do ask that each submission isn’t too long (poetry and prose should not be longer than 2 pages of A4), as space in the final publication is limited, and we want to display as many works as possible. For this same reason, not every submission will be featured in the publication.

All submissions should be sent to, accompanied by a brief third-person biographical note to be used should your work be selected. Written entries should be attached in a Word document, while visual entries should be Jpeg’s (please send the highest resolution copy available in the first instance, so that we can judge the best version of the work immediately).

The deadline for submissions is Friday 8th December, the final day of the Autumn Term. If you have any queries regarding submissions, you can get in touch with us on Facebook ( or Twitter

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About Cindy

Associate Professor in the Department of English Literature at the University of Reading. Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
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