Jake Campbell is a freelance writer based in the North East of England. He specialises in contemporary poetry and fiction, is an accomplished publisher, editor and proofreader, and has experience of working collaboratively with artists from differing disciplines.
Jake was born in South Shields in 1988 and continues to live and work on Tyneside. He studied English and Creative Writing at the University of Chester, later completing an MA in Creative Writing, for which he received a distinction.
In May 2012, Red Squirrel Press published his debut pamphlet of poetry, Definitions of Distance.
Currently, Jake is the curator/project manager of 'The Talking Shop', which will bring talks by young people in the region on the theme of changing times to The Lit & Phil as part of Juice Festival this October.
Jake has worked as a poet coach for Radikal Words on a poetry slams project in North Tyneside schools.
His non-fiction blog, 50 Cuppas, is an evolving project that seeks to chronicle the burgeoning creative industries across Tyne and Wear, documenting the work of practicing artists, writers, musicians and craftspeople.
He was one of the founding editors of Butcher's Dog, a new, bi-annual poetry magazine which launched as part of the 2012 Durham Book Festival.
If you have any questions, or would like to ask Jake about potential writing projects, collaboratons, proofreading or tutoring, please do get in touch: jakecampbell88[@]gmail[dot]com