Victoria Richards

Writer // Journalist // Editor


Victoria Richards is a freelance journalist and writer.

She has worked for BBC News, The Times and The Independent, has appeared on Newsnight, BBC World and ITV News and regularly writes for Independent Voices. She won the inaugural Oh Zoe! Rising Talent Award 2017, was longlisted in the Bath Short Story Award 2017 and The Guardian Short Story Contest 2016 among others, and published in the National Flash Fiction Day Anthology 2017.

She lives in London where she is working variously on a novel, a short story collection, poetry, flash fiction and a series of books for children.

She is also a co-founder of The Second Source, a group of female journalists tackling sexual harassment in the media.


The latest news from Victoria Richards

I am thrilled to have been longlisted in the Cinnamon Press Debut Poetry Collection Prize 2017.

I was also double-longlisted in the Reflex Fiction Winter 2017 flash fiction competition. The contest comprised 247 entries from 20 different countries.

In December I was awarded second place in the TSS International Flash Fiction Competition. My story will be published on the TSS website in early 2018.

In October I attended the Bridport Prize 2017 awards ceremony to collect a prize for my ‘highly commended’ poem, ‘Unthinkably, I leave you’, judged by poet Lemn Sissay.

I was also shortlisted for poetry in the Hysteria Writing Competition 2017. Hysteria 6, an anthology of winning entries, is available to buy online.