Caroline YorkI am a writer based in North Staffordshire, England.

My articles have featured in a range of publications including the Guardian, Mslexia, In the Moment, Planet Mindful, Adventure Travel, Happiful, Cumbria, PosAbility, Able, and SEN.

I’m currently working on a young adult novel, and am represented by Abi Fellows at The Good Literary Agency.

I have a wide variety of interests when it comes to choosing what to write about, but some of my specialities are disability, mental health, wellbeing, and travel. Take a look at my portfolio for examples of my work.

In October 2020 I started studying for my PhD in Creative Writing at De Montfort University, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council / Midlands4Cities. My PhD is on memoir as counter narrative: using creative nonfiction to explore visual impairment and mental illness and challenge dominant models of disability. 

I’ve had short stories for children published in Ireland’s Own and Aquila magazines. My short story “Full Moon Rise” was shortlisted for the Flash 500 award in 2019. Another short story, “Two weeks after the world ended”, was long listed for Flash 500 and then published by Ellipsis Zine.

I researched and produced case studies as part of Staffordshire University’s evaluation of Appetite, an Arts Council England funded arts programme, and produced copy for Staffordshire University’s booklet on transitioning to higher education for disabled students.

In 2019 I worked as a copywriter for the University of Wolverhampton to produce several compelling case studies showcasing the work of the Aspire to HE widening participation project at the University. I’ve also worked as a PR and Content Officer for an organisation in Staffordshire.

I graduated from Staffordshire University in 2014 with a BA (Hons) Creative Writing and in 2019 completed my Master’s degree in the Teaching and Practice of Creative Writing. I have facilitated creative writing workshops in a range of settings in the community and for undergraduate students, and am always interested in new opportunities – get in touch if you’re interested in working with me.