Fern Angel Beattie

Fern is the founder & publisher of Write Bloody UK. Also a writer, she specialises in her personal Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: Women, Love, Sex & Death. Fern first discovered her gift for poetry when using alchemy on grief, and has since released three collections, The Trouble With Love (From Trouble, With Love), (Lapwing), Pendulum and The Art of Shutting Up (Broken Sleep). Her poems can be seen in Belleville Park Pages, The Legendary, JUNGFTAK and Blood Tree Literature. Fern's spoken word piece for the short dance film Shaping Scars was selected for LA Dance Short Film Festival, TIFF, Korea Film Festival, L Fest & Flatlands Dance Film Festival in 2017.


Ollie O' Neill

Ollie is a Brighton based poet and writer. She is a former UK Youth Slam Champion and Barbican Young Poet. In March 2019, Ollie’s debut pamphlet Ways of Coping was published by Out-Spoken Press exploring themes of female sexuality, desire, and psychiatry. She has previously read in venues such as The Institute of Contemporary Arts, Soho Theatre, Royal Festival Hall, and The 100 Club, as well as at Cheltenham Literature Festival, The Verve Poetry Festival, and Wilderness Festival. Her debut collection What We Are Given was Write Bloody UK's first release.

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Iain Whiteley

Iain has worked as a writer for advertising agencies, design agencies and museums for the best part of twenty years. In 2016, he drunk-bought a "How to Write Poetry" class online and hasn’t looked back. Since then, Iain has completed an MA in linguistics and studied at The Poetry School, The Faber Academy and The Seamus Heaney Centre. Iain's debut collection Ping! features poems that debuted in The North magazine. It was long-listed for the 2021 Welsh Poetry Book Awards.


Francisca Matos

Originally from Lisbon, Portugal, Francisca has an MA in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her work has been published in Feels zine, Profound Experience of Earth and Vagabond City. Just prior to the release of her debut collection Hard Summer, Francisca was offered an MFA fellowship at Sarah Lawrence College in New York, where she now resides.

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Demi Anter

Demi Anter grew up in the Californian desert, the daughter of Austrian-German parents. She moved to Berlin in 2016, tracing the steps of her parents, grandparents and David Bowie. Her writing has appeared in Magma, Ninth Letter, and The Times (UK) among others. She has been a featured performer at Glastonbury, the Scottish Storytelling Centre, Electric Picnic Festival and Poetry Ireland and her work was broadcast on BBC Radio London in 2020. She now lives in London where she writes poetry, studies drama at Rose Bruford College of Theatre & Performance and cares for a beautiful and demanding cat, Gus. Demi's debut collection Small Machine is forthcoming with Write Bloody UK in 2022. To find out more, visit


Oliver Sedano-Jones

Oliver is a British-Peruvian writer. His work is published in Banshee, Tears in the Fence, Ink Sweat and Tears, SPOONFEED and Prototype. Oliver was shortlisted for the Yeats Prize in 2018, the University of Hertfordshire Single Poem Prize in 2019 and the Wales Poetry Award 2020. His debut collection will be published with us in 2022.