Twice-shortlisted Poet of the Year and nationally award-winning journalist, Elizabeth's debut poetry collection was published by Renard Press in 2022. 

About Me

Beth currently works as a Schools Outreach Ambassador for Lancaster University's English Literature and Creative Writing department, delivering workshops across the North-West on careers and creative writing. 

She previously spent four years working for SCAN Newspaper where she began as a staff writer before becoming Comment Section Editor in 2020, followed by Associate Editor in 2021, and finally Head of Design and Marketing in 2022. She remains in a consultant capacity and Training Coordinator.

At The National Tab, Beth has published ASEXUALITY, a feature series covering the LGBTQ+ identity over a collection of articles including interviews, comment pieces, features, and educational pieces. Some of these articles have been picked up by international media outlets including LA-based chat show, Red Table Talks, and online goliath, AVEN (the Asexuality Visibility and Education Network).

This year, she was part of the senior editorial team who won Highly Commended for Best Sports Section in the 2023 Student Publication Awards. The Roses special covered the biggest varsity tournament in Europe and sold out in 2 days. Beth worked as Associate Editor, second to the Editor-in-Chief, on the publication.

In 2020, she was awarded Best Multimedia Journalist of the Year and shortlisted for Best Interview. In 2021, she was nominated for 5 SPA Awards, including Best Reporter and Best News Story. She was also awarded Student Journalist of the Year, won Best Lockdown Content and Best Interview at the Lancaster University Student Media Awards 2021.

In 2022, Beth was awarded Reporter of the Year by Lancaster University Student Media Awards 2022 and was part of the editorial team to win Rising Star, Best News Coverage, and Best Social Media. She was also part of the SCAN Newspaper senior editorial team shortlisted for Best National Publication by the Student Publication Association

Beth has worked as Social Media Executive for Green Lancaster, Publicity Officer for Lancaster Pole Fitness, News Producer at 87.7 Bailrigg FM, Staff Writer at Saturdaze Magazine, Digital Graphics and Marketing Coordinator for The Barking Bakery, Content Delivery Manager for Copify, Developmental Editor for Flash Literary Journal, and Associate Editor of SCAN Newspaper.

She has written articles and interviews for Student Beans, The Tab National, Her Campus, Ergo Sum Philosophy Journal, Cut/To Film Journal, That Fangirl Life, and A Room of One's Own. She has also managed the social media for Her Campus Lancaster and was headhunted to lead a marketing team for MPN Magazine.

From January 2021, Beth worked as Lancaster University Campus Ambassador for Tortoise News, an online media platform pioneering mainstream slow-news. She also joined the 2021 Research team for The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers, interviewing third-year students about their experiences applying for graduate employment.

Most recently, she took up the role of Video Editor and Presenter for Lancaster University's English Literature and Creative Writing department. She plans, scripts, performs, edits, and posts outreach videos across all topics in the department for educational purposes, distributed to schools across the country. Her debut was a series on writing reviews, drawing on her own experience.

Elizabeth's debut full-length poetry collection, salmacis, was published by London-based Renard Press on 31st August 2022. 

In May of 2021, she began working with the outgoing team to become one of the new Co-Heads of TAST, an international poetry zine which released its Moon issue last year. She has also worked as Poetry & Fiction Editor for TL Publishing, Developmental Editor for Flash Literary Journal, Feedback & Editorials Reader for Bandit Fiction, and Poetry Staff Writer at Saturdaze Magazine.

Twice-nominated for the Pushcart Prize and finalist of the 2021 Perito Prize for short fiction, Elizabeth won the Literary Lancashire Award for short-form poetry in January 2021 and in June, the 2021 Artist's Choice for Rattle's Ekphrastic Poetry Competition, shared over 900 times.

In February 2023, Elizabeth appeared on a Portsmouth BookFest panel alongside short story writer, Miriam Burke, and Creative Writing lecturer Alison Habbens, discussing LGBTQ+ representation in fiction and poetry. At the same literary festival, she led the debut creative writing workshop, Gods and Monsters: Writing with myth and folklore which sold out within days. 

Earlier in 2022, Elizabeth also headlined the second Wordarium event in Lancaster and later headlined an event in the Lancaster LitFest alongside poets Paul Farley and Eoghan Walls, interviewed by Hachette's Rachel Winters. 

Elizabeth came highly commended in the 2021 Erbacce Prize and was published under Best Submissions in the 2021 SLF Young Poets Prize Anthology. She has been shortlisted in the Creative Writing Ink 2019 Poetry Competition, longlisted in the 2019 Voices Poetry Prize, and in the Beyond Borders Inspirational Women in Poetry 2019, for which she was invited to their Edinburgh Festival to read her poem.

Her poetry and prose has been published over 50 times in journals and anthologies around the world, including:

Planet in Peril (Fly on the Wall Press, 2019), Moonzine (TAST, 2021), Heart of Pride Anthology (Quillkeeper's Press, 2021), The Perito Prize Anthology 2021 (Perito, 2021), Fourteen Poems, Wicked Young Writers Award 2020 Anthology, Rattle, Stratford Literary Festival 2021 Young Poets Anthology, en bloc, 2021 Literary Lancashire Award Anthology, erbacce, Olit Magazine, Poet of the Year Anthology 2021 (Canterbury Festival), The Writing Disorder (4 times), House of Zolo, Love Poems and Poets, Blue Marble Review, Beyond Writing, Liquid Imagination, Flinch Magazine, Allegro, 2021 Young Poets Prize Anthology (Wells Poetry Festival), The Cannon's Mouth, Defunkt Magazine, Abridged (2 times), SKYE Magazine, the Qutub Minar Review (2 times), Cake Magazine, Horla Horror, Wax Poetry & Art, Voices, Crossways Journal, and Carolynne Magazine.

She is currently studying English Literature and Creative Writing at Lancaster University and was recently presented with the coveted Best Creative Writing Portfolio 2021 for her YA fantasy novel.

Her academic essay on Fan Study was published in The Future of Text (2020), an extract of her essay discussing the Citational Vampire and Textual Poaching appears in Issue 1 of Cut/To Film Journal, and her essay on Postcolonial Discourse was published by Lancaster University English department for current students. Her book reviews have been published in the Qutub Minar Review.

Before writing, Beth began in the circus as a fire breather and diaboloist, with her parents and sister, performing before crowds at Carrington, BBC Radio Lincolnshire, and for the Mayor of Lincoln. She has since trained as a juggler, plate spinner, and pole dancer.

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