About Me

Beth currently works as Deputy Editor of SCAN Newspaper, News Producer at 87.7 Bailrigg FM, 2nd AC and Post-Production Video Editor at LA1 TV Station, and Publicity Officer for Lancaster University's Pole Fitness Society.

She has previously worked as Deputy Editor & Design Manager of MPN MagazineStaff Writer at Saturdaze Magazine, Digital Graphics and Marketing Coordinator for The Barking Bakeryand Section Editor at SCAN Newspaper.

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.

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

Since January 2021, Beth has 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.

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.

Winner of the Literary Lancashire Award for short form poetry, Beth will be published in LLA's 2021 anthology. In June 2021, she was announced the Artist's Choice for Rattle's Ekphrastic Poetry Competition and was shared across their international platform. 

Elizabeth has been shortlisted for the 2021 Young Poet Prize hosted by Wells Poetry Festival and longlisted for the 2021 Poet of the Year hosted by Canterbury Festival.

She 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 for Charity, 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 30 times in journals and anthologies, including: Planet in Peril (Fly on the Wall Press, 2019), Moonzine (TAST, 2021), Rattle, Stratford Literary Festival 2021 Young Poets Anthologyen bloc, 2021 Literary Lancashire Award Anthology, erbacceOlit Magazine, Poet of the Year Anthology 2021 (Cantebury Festival), The Writing Disorder (4 times), House of Zolo, Love Poems and Poets, Blue Marble Review, Beyond WritingLiquid Imagination, Flinch MagazineAllegro, 2021 Young Poets Prize Anthology (Wells Poetry Festival), The Cannon's Mouth, Defunkt Magazine, Abridged (twice), SKYE Magazine, the Qutub Minar Review (twice), Cake Magazine, Horla Horror, Wax Poetry & Art, VoicesCrossways 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 novel-in-progress.

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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