Middlesex University has a range of creative partners with whom we organise work placements for third-year undergraduates, our annual writing competition and our annual North London Story Festival every February.
Our creative partners include publishers, media organisations and grant-funded network organisations who help with employment. Just a few of our current partners in areas of story-telling can be seen below.
Networks for young creatives
ERIC is an organisation which helps young creatives find work placement and jobs. This creative partner of Middlesex University specifically helps third-year undergraduates on the BA Creative Writing and Journalism programme, and helps with the organisation of Middlesex University’s North London Story Festival.
The ERIC app (free) helps connect young creatives with local & remote schemes, programmes and initiatives that will help them get work-ready. Local charities, employers, councils and training providers post their upskilling programmes, schemes & initiatives on the app for you to access.
Kadisha Kaur-Singh of ERIC discussed 'The power of storytelling in business' during a panel debate with US entrepreneur and researcher Gabriel Wisdom as a part of our North London Story Festival 2022, the video-recording directly below.
Kristell Ink is an imprint of Grimbold Books. The imprint publishes fantasy, science fiction, horror and dark romance, and is run by the award-winning novelist Sammy HK Smith, whose novel Anna, published this year with the Rebellion/Abaddon/Solaris group, has already sold out its first print run. This creative partner of Middlesex University specifically helps with work placements of third-year undergraduates, as well as with organising our annual writing competition.
Luna Press Publishing is an award-winning publisher of academic research (under the Academia Lunare imprint), as well as fantasy, science fiction and speculative fiction. The publishing house is run by the award-winning editor Francesca Barbini and is a principal publisher of academic research into JRR Tolkien. This creative partner of Middlesex University specifically helps with the mentoring of third-year undergraduates, as well as with organising our annual writing competition.