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 – at the moment, she is editing a historical fiction novel, as well as a collection of translated poems from the French-language writer Renée Vivien. Her writing has been featured in a number of publications, including STORGY, Poetry Wales, Bandit Fiction, Hypertrophic Press, and Epoque, among others, with forthcoming work with Emma Press, Poetry Wales, and Ink, Sweat and Tears.

This website collates her published works: short stories, poetry, articles, videos, and performances. She was previously Head Editor at Kamena Magazine, during which time the magazine was shortlisted for a STACK Student Magazine of the Year Award. She is also an English tutor and TEFL-qualified English foreign-language teacher, and has experience as a social media coordinator/copywriter.

Click here to read a feed of her most recent work, or navigate specific categories using the links in the sidebar. A general CV is available here, as well as a digital design and social media portfolio here (both up to date as of August 2020). If you are interested in editorial or communications services, please get in contact via email.

Sample works


“Review: Ogadinma Or, Everything Will Be All Right by Ukamaka Olisakwe”; 18/01/2021, Bandit Fiction. Novel review.
The Glass Woman by Caroline Lea”; 21/02/2019, Kamena, Spring 2019 Vol. 1, issue 5. Novel review.
“Zoë Wells on Kate Noakes and Anna Lewis”; 07/05/2020, Poetry Wales, 55.3 Spring 2020. Poetry collection reviews.
“Jonathan Edwards’ Gen: A Human Comedy”; 28/11/2018, Kamena, Autumn 2018 Vol. 2, issue 3. Poetry collection review.
“Bringing Poetry into the Public Sphere”; 04/09/18, The Boar. Reviews and interviews with those pushing poetry back into everyday life.
“Review: The Beasts They Turned Away by Ryan Dennis”; 15/03/2021, Bandit Fiction. Novel review.

Short Stories:

“A Non-Zero Chance of Pickles”; 10/02/20, STORGY. Fiction.
“To Build a Home”; 20/06/18, White Wall Review. Non-fiction.
The Anatomy of a Home“; published in Bandit Fiction, issue 2, 20/06/2018; republished in Hypertrophic Press, Winter 2018. Non-fiction.
The Day Before“; 20/04/19, Kamena, Spring 2019 Vol. 2, issue 6. Fiction.