Zoë Wells is a writer, poet, translator, and video editor. She is a graduate of the University of Manchester’s MA in Creative Writing and the University of Warwick’s BA in English Literature and Creative Writing. She grew up in Geneva, Switzerland, before moving to the UK to study at UWC Atlantic College, Wales. She now lives in Manchester where she works as a writer for EMCOR UK.

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. She is proud to be the first dodgeball-specific journalist in the UK.

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


“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.