About

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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 reviews and writing have been featured in a number of publications, including STORGY, Poetry Wales, Bandit Fiction, Hypertrophic Press, and Ink, Sweat and Tears, among others, with forthcoming work with Emma Press. 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 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 menu. A general CV is available here. If you are interested in editorial or communications services, please get in contact via email.

Sample works

Articles

“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.

Short Stories:

“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 BeforeKamena, Spring 2019 Vol. 2, issue 6, 20/04/2019. Fiction.
The Anatomy of a HomeBandit Fiction, issue 2, 20/06/2018; republished in Hypertrophic Press, Winter 2018. Non-fiction.