Join the Words Matter Team for 2019-20!

As Words Matter enters its third year, we’re looking to recruit lots of new writers! More information and Expression of Interest form copied below…

Would you like to write for the official blog of the York St John Literature programme? This is a great way to share your writing, gain valuable experience in publishing and journalism and contribute to the thriving community of Literature students here at YSJU. With an average of over 1200 regular readers per post, this is also a great way to showcase your talents!

If you have a single idea for a one-off blog post, contact one of our editors. If you’d like to become even more involved, then please express an interest in one of our regular roles:

Be a Staff Writer: We occasionally identify topics to be covered or events to be reviewed. These are first offered to our Staff Writers (typically a staff writer will contribute 3-5 pieces to the blog per academic year).

Be a Sub-Editor: In addition to writing regularly for the blog, co-editors also format and upload work by other students, workshop ideas for features and series and recruit fellow students to the blog team. They are also a friendly, informal point of contact for new writers.

Be an Assistant-Editor: PLEASE NOTE, THIS ROLE IS ONLY OPEN TO POSTGRADUATE APPLICANTS. As an Assistant Editor you will work closely with the blog editors to shape the character and content of the blog. You will be responsible for managing Sub-Editors and commissioning and editing new posts. This is an excellent role if you are looking to acquire experience in publishing or journalism.