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Write for Us!

We can help you unleash your creativity, whether you’ve got something to say, something to photograph, something to draw or even design! We proudly welcome submissions from all students and staff members at The University of Reading (that includes alumni!).

Join The Spark Team!

Are you interested in a career in writing, journalism, marketing or design and want to gain some valuable experience? The Spark is looking for fresh, new talent to join our amazing, dedicated team of committee members.

If you are interested in finding out any more information on this, then please email one of our Head Editors below:

Print Editor (Eden James): editor.spark@reading.ac.uk

Head of Web (Lara Salcan): onlineeditor@sparknewspaper.co.uk

Deputy Editor (Alex Burrows): deputyeditor@sparknewspaper.co.uk

WANTED: Cartoonist & Comic Strip Artist

Do you have a passion for colour or enjoy making your friends laugh? Then we’re looking for you! We’re on the lookout for someone who can tell a story through stunning pictures and show off their creative skills. If this is the kind of role you’re looking for then please email a few photos of your work to our Print Editor with a brief description of what you can offer as an artist. We’d love to hear from you!

Print Editor (Eden James): editor.spark@reading.ac.uk

Spark Writers’, Photographers & Designers Groups (via Facebook)

Got a creative streak and want to share your ideas as published articles with fellow students? Or perhaps you just want to make a statement with your crisp photography or design skills? Then join one of our writers’, photography or design groups! We’re always welcoming new photographers, designers and article submissions from both students and staff members alike. We want to hear from you!

Spark Lifestyle Writers’ Group:

The Spark Lifestyle Group ’19-20

Print Lifestyle Editor: Elsie Stuart

Online Lifestyle Editor: Giulia Waddington

Email: lifestyle@sparknewspaper.co.uk

Spark Entertainment Writers’ Group: 

The Spark Entertainment Group ’19-20

Print Entertainment Editor: Lois Plummer

Online Entertainment Editor: Melissa Hali

Email: entertainment@sparknewspaper.co.uk

Spark News Writers’ Group: 

The Spark News Group ’19-20 

Print News Editor: Eden Eddolls

Online News Editor: Madelyn Morgan

Email: news@sparknewspaper.co.uk

Spark Sports Writers’ Group: 

The Spark Sport Group ’19-20

Print Sports Editor: Olivia Reynolds

Online Sports Editor: [TBC- VACANCY AVAILABLE]

Email: sport@sparknewspaper.co.uk

Spark Photographers’ Group:

The Spark Photography Group ’19-20

Head of Photography: Annie Davis

Email: photography@sparknewspaper.co.uk

Spark Graphic Designers’ Group: 

The Spark Design Group ’19-20

Lead Designer: Xiaomeng Fang 

Email: design@sparknewspaper.co.uk

Got an idea? Want to leave some feedback? Get in touch with us! 

We are always on the lookout for fresh ideas and talent! If you are interested in sharing your work, have a story to tell or have simply got a hip, new idea for us then please do not hesitate to get in touch! Simply contact the relevant Spark Committee Member below:

Head Editors

Print Editor: Eden James

Email: editor.spark@reading.ac.uk

 

Head of Web: Lara Salcan

Email: onlineeditor@sparknewspaper.co.uk

 

Deputy Editor: Alex Burrows

Email: deputyeditor@sparknewspaper.co.uk 

Sub Editor: Priya Khaira and Jo Hawkins

 

Section Editors

News:

Writers’ Facebook Group: The Spark News Group ’19-20

Print News Editor: Eden Eddolls

Online News Editor: Madelyn Morgan 

Email: news@sparknewspaper.co.uk

 

Entertainment:

Writers’ Facebook Group: The Spark Entertainment Group ’19-20

Print Entertainment Editor: Lois Plummer

Online Entertainment Editor: Melissa Hali

Email: entertainment@sparknewspaper.co.uk

 

Lifestyle:

Writers’ Facebook Group: The Spark Lifestyle Group ’19-20

Print Lifestyle Editor: Elsie Stuart

Online Lifestyle Editor: Giulia Waddington

Email: lifestyle@sparknewspaper.co.uk

 

Sport:

Writers’ Facebook Group: The Spark Sport Group ’19-20

Print Sports Editor: Olivia Reynolds

Online Sports Editor: [TBC- VACANCY AVAILABLE]

Email: sport@sparknewspaper.co.uk

 

Marketing & Distribution Team

Social Media Content Creator: Alice Jupp and Nancy Zou

Marketing & Distribution Email: publicity@sparknewspaper.co.uk

 

Design Team

Spark Designers’ Facebook Group: The Spark Design Group ’19-20

Lead Designer: Xiaomeng Fang

Email: design@sparknewspaper.co.uk

 

Spark Photography Team

Spark Photographers’ Facebook Group: The Spark Photography Group ’19-20

Head of Photography: Annie Davis

Email: photography@sparknewspaper.co.uk