Who are we?



Formally known as Dan Formby, Keith Hutson, James Hodgson & Bridget Taylor, collectively we make up the Avis Editorial Team. We’re all creative writing enthusiasts from Manchester Metropolitan University looking to help new and emerging writers get to grips with the word of literature whilst we study for our MA Creative Writing degrees.

Bridget Taylor is a graduate of English Literature and Philosophy from Cardiff University, and has also worked in the voluntary sector. After writing her first poem at the age of seven she has waited until now to pursue a formal interest – her other interests include politics, rugby and running, and over the summer she walked from Land’s End to John O’Groats due to what can only be described as a fit of madness.

James Hodgson writes and works in Manchester, UK. He has short fiction published in numerous publications, including Spoke Anthology, Cro Magnon, the JJ Outre Review and Typehouse Literary Magazine. When his hand has turned to poetry he has found his pieces published by Kaffeeklatsch Magazine and with Chelsea Station Press. You can find him at hodgsonson.wordpress.com or @hodgsonson on Twitter.

Keith Hutson has previously written for Coronation Street and many comedians. Since beginning to submit his poetry to journals two years ago, he boasts a whopping nine accreditations, including global recognition from Meniscus in Australia, with more on the way from Magma and Stand here in the UK. Keith recently won a Poetry Business Yorkshire Prize and has been commissioned by the NHS/Manchester University Psoriasis Awareness campaign who are currently making a film of his work. Keith hosts a monthly poetry event in Halifax, UK, where he also teaches Creative Writing, and other interests include running (very slowly), coaching boxing and an abiding love of musical hall and variety artistes, about whom he cannot seem to stop writing.

Dan Formby writes out of Manchester, UK and has previous creative work published in Valley Press’ 2012 anthology Front Lines, a project he also masterminded, as well as critical work published by Sonder Magazine. When not writing, Dan likes to collect dusty vinyl. You can find Dan at @formberz on Twitter and Front Lines on Amazon.