Fathom: Writing Competition with Falmouth's Maritime Museum


English and Writing at Falmouth are delighted to announce a new creative collaboration with National Maritime Museum Cornwall (NMMC).

The National Maritime Museum Cornwall celebrates and explores the overwhelming influence of the sea on history and culture, including the maritime heritage of Falmouth and Cornwall. It recently launched the Cornwall, The Sea and ME, a social media campaign encouraging people to share their stories, personal connections and memories of the sea. #CornwallTheSeaandMe

The NMMC also publishes a gorgeous journal called Fathom, which gathers together maritime research and sea-inspired stories. 

Fathom and English and Writing are launching a writing competition in which we would like to invite students on Falmouth English & Writing courses to submit your written responses to the sea. These responses can be real or imagined, journalistic or experimental, inspired by the NMMC’s collection or exhibitions or by more thematic concerns such as the sea, coast or maritime industries in Cornwall.

The winners’ work will be included in the Spring issue of Fathom, The Journal of the National Maritime Museum in Cornwall.

Fathom will be launched at the Maritime Museum in Spring 2018.


Competition details:

Deadline: 5pm, November 30.

Word count: 1000 or less.

Submit to: Anna.Kiernan@falmouth.ac.uk and LaurenHogan@nmmc.co.uk


Expressions of interest:

We would also like to invite expressions of interest from those interested in being involved in working on the launch of the next issue of Fathom and/or originating and developing content for the next issue. If you would like to be part of the production team, please tell us what you would bring to the project in terms of skills/passion/ experience in no more than 200 words by November 30.