Here in this new Anthology from the class of 2018, you will find original stories, each with a distinctive voice and memorable characters. There are touching tales of love and loss, stories of adventure, time-travel, friendship, freedom, football, ancient maps and plane crashes; stories about orphans, Princess Diana, weather magic; YA sci-fi thrillers and stories about mental health and identity. You’ll find epic journeys, wild fantasy adventures, funny stories and sad ones – something, in other words, for every age and kind of reader. I hope you find many story-beginnings here that you love, and will want to read more.

Professor Julia Green, MA Writing for Young People Course Director


Welcome to Bookshelf, an anthology of extracts by the Bath Spa University MA Writing for Young People class of 2018.

Discover our authors and their writing, read our blog, find out more about our launch party or download the full anthology.