My name is Sophie McNaughton, a 22-year-old fiction writer, arts journalist, and digital copywriter from the West of Scotland.
My first blog, moon child, born in 2014, started as a place for me to document my articles published in my student newspaper. As I started to write more, it quickly grew into a creative lifestyle blog jam-packed with opinion pieces, reviews, short stories, poems, news pieces, guest blogs, and event coverage. Essentially, moon child served as an online portfolio for my articles, snippets of fiction, and everything in between. That blog has now evolved into sophiemcnaughton.com.
I am a graduate of the University of Strathclyde with a First Class Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism/Creative Writing and English. I am now working towards a Master of Research degree in Creative Writing.
My interest in journalism began in my second year at university. I have since had work published by magazines and newspapers including Glasgowist, The Strathclyde Telegraph, Positively Scottish, The Huffington Post, Scotcampus, Femsplain, Teen Vogue, Student Rag, The National, and CultNoise.
My main passion is fiction writing and I have had both short stories and poems published by Short Story Sunday, Devolution Z magazine, Germ magazine, and Quotidian literary magazine. My poetry entry reached the final in the 18-25 y/o category of the Wicked Young Writers Award 2017 and my poem ‘foaxes’ won the runner-up prize in the Dunedin Libraries International Robert Burns Poetry Competition 2017. I also won the joint prize for Best Creative Writing Dissertation in 2017 with my short story series Don’t Blink.
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