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emagazine is a quarterly subscription magazine, with website for A Level students of English subjects.

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Language Conference 2015
Bookings now open
  Thursday 12th February; repeated Friday 13th February 2015

Speakers will be the same on both days and include Professor David Crystal, David Marsh, Professor Deborah Cameron and Akala (Hip-Hop Shakespeare).

Bookings now open.
emagazine Close Reading Competition 2015

Judged by Professor John Mullan and
emag editors.

£150 prize for the winner and publication
in emagazine.


TS Eliot Shadowing Scheme 2014 - the Winner and Runners-up


Once again, thanks to all the students who entered the T S Eliot Prize for Poetry Shadowing Scheme, and to the teachers who encouraged them to do so.

For the first time this year the Shadowing Scheme was judged by Helen Dunmore, this year’s Chair of the T S Eliot Prize for Poetry, as well as the emagazine editors and Chris Holifield, Director of the Poetry Book Society.

We were unanimous in our choice of winner – Billie Esplen from Highgate School who wrote about David Harsent’s collection Fire Songs. She had worthy competitors in Theodora Critchley and Hope Coke, whose complete rationales are also included here and in the February issue of emagazine.

In the end it was what Helen Dunmore describes as ‘the strength and persuasiveness of her voice, and her directness’ which gave Billie the edge.

Congratulations to Billie, Hope and Theodora and to the students whose work was highly commended.

Billie Esplen, Highgate School


Theodora Critchley, Withington Girls School
Hope Coke, Wells Cathedral School

Highly Commended

  • Joel Robson, King Edward VI School, Stratford.
  • Raphaela Hopson Steatham and Clapham High School
  • Megan Griffiths, Knutsford Academy
  • Hollie Folkard-Tapp, South Wilts Grammar School for Girls
  • Oliver Haynes, King Edward VI School, Stratford.

Student Poll
The poet receiving the most votes in the student poll was David Harsent, also the Winner of the T S Eliot Prize for Poetry.


66 December
  • The Malcontent
  • Grammar and Change
  • Writing Memoir
  • Dialogue in Narrative Texts
  • Genre-bending Drama – Jerusalem
  • The Language of Football

For web subscribers:

  • Developing the Writer’s Muscle – Exercises for Fiction Writing

  • Alice Jahanpour on Song and Music in Jerusalem

  • Juliet Harrison on ‘The Significance of the Picture in The Picture of Dorian Gray’

  • Child Language Acquisition: Writing – a Collection of Resources

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