Welcome to Lucy Writers, an online platform devoted to showcasing the writing of women and non-binary creatives.

Lucy Writers is an online platform showcasing the very best writing and art work from women and non-binary creatives all over the world. In collaboration with Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge, the platform brings together Lucy students, alumnae and fellows, as well as creatives from outside the college community. Lucy Writers welcomes submissions from women and non-binary writers irrespective of whether they’re an established or new-to-the-writing-desk writer. We want to hear from you; let Lucy Writers be the space, room and home for your words.


In conversation with award-winning writer, Sinéad Gleeson: ‘We need to pay homage to those women who didn’t have as much autonomy and freedom as we have now’

Laura Hackett talks to acclaimed writer Sinéad Gleeson about uplifting the literary voices and stories of Irish women, art as a means to communicate pain and the role of storytelling during 2018’s historic referendum. 

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Joseph Toonga’s Born to Manifest at The Place

Drawing from real life accounts of young Black men living in Britain today, Joseph Toonga’s Born to Manifest explores issues of identity and Black masculinity, but for our writer Shirley Ahura this is only the beginning of a very important conversation.

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Botticelli in the Fire at Hampstead Theatre

Jordan Tannahill’s latest play, Botticelli in the Fire, is a glorious queering of Florentine Renaissance, which reveals just as much about the present as it does the past.

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Salt Water by Jessica Andrews – a beautifully poetic pastiche of fiction & autobiography

Jessica Andrews’ debut, Saltwater, is a coming of age novel about a young woman’s longing to leave her hometown and what she discovers beyond its borders when she finally does.

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Antony Gormley at the Royal Academy

The Royal Academy’s retrospective of Antony Gormley’s work is an awe-inspiring, immersive experience that brings the outdoors inside, writes our illustrator Sara Rivers.

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Austentatious at the Fortune Theatre

The wonderfully witty improv comedy troupe returns to the Fortune Theatre, but how will Austentatious be received by our Austen super-fan and theatre critic, Jo Hemmings?

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Into the Night: Cabarets and Clubs in Modern Art, at the Barbican Art Gallery

Illustrious clubs and night spots in Mexico, Iran, Nigeria and numerous European cities are celebrated – and recreated – in the Barbican’s latest exhibition, Into the Night: Cabarets and Clubs in Modern Art.

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My Country: A Syrian Memoir by Kassem Eid – an accomplished, deeply moving book

Kassem Eid’s memoir moves through life in pre-war Syria to his time as a FSA resistance fighter and beyond. Beautifully written, captivating and horrific in equal parts, My Country: A Syrian Memoir is a must read, writes Clarissa Hjalmarsson.

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Women in the Arts: A Panel Discussion at Dulwich Picture Gallery

Sarah Crompton chairs a panel of curators, artists and the director of the Dulwich Picture Gallery to discuss the future of women in the art world, as reported by Arts writer Miriam Al Jamil.

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Women’s Weird – Stunning short stories that fright (& fight) with their social commentary

Melissa Edmundson’s short story collection, Women’s Weird, is full of literary greats such as Edith Wharton, May Sinclair and Edith Nesbit. Their stories are packed with ghosts, ghouls and weird occurrences, but, says Gabriela Frost, the most chilling aspect is the social treatment of women.

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(Re)locating the self: space and place in Ann Quin’s ‘Eyes that Watch Behind the Wind’

In her essay, Alice Hill-Woods discusses the positioning of self in the spaces and places of Ann Quin’s short story, ‘Eyes that Watch Behind the Wind’, which is part of her recently published collection, The Unmapped Country: Stories and Fragments.

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Isadora by Julie Birmant and Clément Ouberie – an engrossing, beautifully illustrated graphic novel

The American-French dancer, Isadora Duncan, has been described as an ‘oversaturated subject’, but a new graphic novel shows her life and contribution to dance in a new light, writes Francesca Dytor.

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Ron Athey’s Acephalous Monster at the Cambridge Junction

Ron Athey’s Acephalous Monster comes with warnings of nudity, bloodletting, BDSM and graphic sexual content, but at its heart is a message of resistance and political activism.

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