Victoria Richards

Writer // Journalist // Editor


Victoria Richards is a freelance journalist, writer and poet.

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.

In 2017/18 she was shortlisted in the Lucy Cavendish College Fiction Prize 2018, was highly commended in the Bridport Prize, came third in The London Magazine short story competition and second in the TSS flash fiction competition. She was also longlisted in the Bath Short Story Award 2017 and the National Poetry Competition.

She lives in London where she is working variously on a novel, a short story collection, poetry, flash fiction and 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 announce that I am now represented by literary agent Julia Churchill at AM Heath Ltd. We will be working together on my debut YA novel.

I was proud to make the shortlist in the Lucy Cavendish College Fiction Prize 2018 with an extract of my novel-in-progress. The winner was announced at an awards dinner in Cambridge in May. You can see some photos of what was a great evening here.

I found out in March that I had reached the longlist of 129 in this year's National Poetry Competition, out of 13,000 entries. Congratulations to the winner, Dominic Bury, for his incredible sestina.

Also in March, I attended the prize-ceremony at the House of Commons for the London Magazine Short Story Competition. I was lucky enough to take home third prize. You can see a few photos of the night here.