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Anna Kiernan

Anna is a creative strategist, writer and publisher at The Lit Platform. She’s also co-director of the MA Creativity: Innovation and Business Strategy at the University of Exeter. Previously, Anna was a fiction editor at Simon & Schuster and co-founded the MA Publishing at Kingston University, among other things.

Clare Howdle

Clare is co-founder and partner at creative content studio Stranger Collective. She’s worked with words in many guises for over 15 years, helping brands tell their stories, while editing and writing about everything from machine learning to barnacles and back again. Her short fiction has been published in national and international newspapers and journals, and longlisted for the Bath Short Story Award and the Mslexia Short Story Prize (2019). She is currently one of The Word Factory’s 2019 short story apprentices. Clare is editor of this issue of The Lit.

Phyllida Bluemel

Phyllida is a writer and producer at Stranger Collective, where she’s written words for everyone from Finisterre to Kodak. She particularly likes getting tangled up in the problems of language and exploring visual culture. She’s also an Associate Lecturer in Illustration at Falmouth University and an artist who’s designed and illustrated books for Atlantic Press and Guillemot Press, and exhibited at the Eden Project

David Devanny

David Devanny is a poet and multimedia artist and has presented and exhibited work at venues like the Glasgow School of Art, Prado Media Lab, and the Hatton Gallery. This year, his VR poetry was shown in galleries in Toulouse and Cornwall. David co-runs specialist poetry publishing house New Fire Tree Press, which publishes media conscious poetry. He is currently in the final stages of a PhD on digital media publishing at Falmouth University, where he is a Course Leader for Writing and Publishing.

Samuel Crosby

Samuel is a creative with a taste for underdog stories and bouncy rhymes. His portfolio will tell you he’s a copywriter for lifestyle brands like Watergate Bay Hotel and Watchful Mary, but his calendar has something to say about that. Recently he’s penned short stories, performed at spoken word at venues around Cornwall and had poetry published for Bloomsbury Festival and the Imperial War Museum’s Armistice 100 Days.

Harry Webster

Harry Webster is a freelance feature writer and copywriter, with a special interest in media culture, literature and publishing, and environmental issues. He is a recent graduate of the Professional Writing MA at Falmouth University and is currently working on his first novel.

Naomi Kvedaras

Naomi is a creative, playful and ambitious illustrator who loves a challenge. Interested in philosophy, narratives and psychology, her primary artistic goal is to create opportunities for observers to interact with visual representations of alternative realities.