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The Charles Causley Trust have announced that they will be launching their first online literary blog, titled The Maker, on the 18th of October 2021.

The new blog, that is launching on the 18th of October, will publish creative and critical pieces from aspiring authors at the Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, with a view to subsequently branching out more widely to local writers in Launceston, the birthplace of Charles Causley, and elsewhere in the south west.

From October onwards, the blog will have a new monthly theme inspired by Charles Causley’s work. For the launch, the theme is ‘Eden,’ inspired by Charles Causley’s much-loved poem ‘Eden Rock.’ Any undergraduate or postgraduate student at the University of Exeter or Plymouth can submit a creative piece of work responding to this theme by the 1st of October. All submissions must be emailed to

The guidelines for submissions are:

  • Entries can either take the form of poetry, creative non-fiction or short stories.
  • Poems have a word limit of 50 lines.
  • Creative non-fiction and short stories have a word limit of 2,000 words. 

Alongside their entry, writers are asked to also include a short bio about who they are and where they study, as well as a bit of information about the piece they have submitted. Successful writers will be contacted by the editors of The Maker to let them know when to expect their work to go live and to discuss any edits or changes to their texts, though these will not be extensive. All authors that the Trust hear from will be considered for later publications.

The deadline for submissions is the 1st of October 2021. Follow @causleytrust on Instagram and Facebook to keep up to date with the blog launch and you can get in touch with The Maker editors by email at  

To find out more about Charles Causley and the work of the Charles Causley Trust, see their website. If you are interested in volunteering for the Trust, contact them via email at