Zoë Wells is a writer, poet, translator, and video editor, currently studying on the University of Manchester’s MA in Creative Writing. She grew up in Geneva, Switzerland, before moving to the UK to study at UWC Atlantic College, Wales. She holds a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Warwick, and is currently based in south Manchester.
She primarily writes long-form fiction and is an aspiring novelist. Her work has been longlisted for the Bridport, White Review Short Story Prize, and the BBC National Short Story Award. Her reviews and writing have been featured in a number of publications, including STORGY, Poetry Wales, Bandit Fiction, Hypertrophic Press, and Ink, Sweat and Tears, with forthcoming work with Emma Press. She was recently featured in the IX: The 2021 Manchester Anthology and Reclaim: An Anthology of Women’s Lives collections. She is currently working on a novel and a collection of translated poems from the French-language writer Renée Vivien. A full publication history can be found here.
She was previously Head Editor at Kamena Magazine, during which time the magazine was shortlisted for a STACK Award. She is also an English tutor and TEFL-qualified English foreign-language teacher, and has experience as a social media coordinator/copywriter.
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“Zoë Wells on Pat Edwards and Kittie Belltree” Poetry Wales, 56.3, Spring 2021.
“Mither Tongue – A Love Letter to Translation” Ink, Sweat and Tears, 14/04/2021.
“Review: The Beasts They Turned Away by Ryan Dennis” Bandit Fiction, 15/03/2021.
“A Non-Zero Chance of Pickles” 10/02/20, STORGY. Fiction.
“To Build a Home” White Wall Review, 11/05/2019. Non-fiction.
“The Day Before” Kamena, Spring 2019 Vol. 2, issue 6, 20/04/2019. Fiction.
“The Anatomy of a Home” Bandit Fiction, issue 2, 20/06/2018; republished in Hypertrophic Press, Winter 2018. Non-fiction.