Meet the Members

On this page you can get an eye full of our members.

Here you can get a sense of our backgrounds, the roles we have in the group and what we might be working on.

Josephine Bruni 


Following an education in Classics, Josephine attended university in Genoa to study Creative Writing before spending four years touring as a jester in a company of actors and musicians specialising in medieval festivals.

She has written plays featuring giant puppets, including ‘Confetti’, which won the first prize in the National Festival of Puppeteers in Perugia, Italy. Last year, one of her stories, The Jungle won the cover competition of ‘Open Pen’ (and is available here). Another, Reborn, was published by Litbreak, an American online magazine. Her story about Brexit was included in ‘Normal Deviation’, an anthology published by Lyle Skains of the University of Bangor (available here).

Josephine is a committee member for CSFG and is the treasurer for the group.

Will Forrest

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Will Forrest completed a creative writing masters at City University in 2017 and is currently working on a novel.

Nicola Hill


Nicola Hill is studying for an MA in Creative and Life Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London. She has published three non-fiction books (which you can find here). She also runs an editorial business, Everything Editorial.

You can find Nicola’s previous journalistic work on her Guardian profile here.

Niki Seth-Smith


Niki Seth-Smith is a freelance editor and journalist. She is also on the team at Ignota Books, a small press publishing at the intersection of technology, magic and myth-making.
Her work has been published in The London Magazine, Open Pen, the anthology Dove Release: New Flights and Voices, and as part of the literary and arts science fiction festival Athens, We Have A Problem. She’s interested in rapid-response fiction and exploring the relationship between fact, myth and narrative.

Maud Waret

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Born in Paris and brought up in rural France, Maud went to study eighteenth-century literature and Modern European history at the Sorbonne. Fascinated by linguistics and languages, she then travelled to South America and India before settling down in the UK where she recorded two Eps as a singer-songwriter.
Full time mother of two children as well as in full time employment as a French and Spanish teacher in a secondary state school, she mostly writes fantasy world-building fiction in her spare time. Her latest interest to date is how to decolonise the curriculum and issues of race and identity.