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.


The latest news from Victoria Richards

I am thrilled to have had a piece of flash fiction selected for a special issue of Ellipsis Zine, entitled 'One'. The anthology is now available to buy online.

I recently attended the Bridport Prize 2017 awards ceremony to collect a prize for my ‘highly commended’ poem, ‘Unthinkably, I leave you’. The poetry section was judged by poet Lemn Sissay and I am ecstatic to have made the list of 10 highly commended from around 8000 entries.

I was also shortlisted for poetry in the Hysteria Writing Competition 2017.