The Editorial Team

and how to apply as a writer

Created just as the UK lockdown began in March 2020, The Creative Pandemic is rooted in the desire to encourage and showcase creative writing from amateurs around the world. 

Sharing your work with us means having the opportunity to work with an editor that will help you produce the highest quality work possible.

Click here to read more about the initial inspiration behind this site's creation.


Maritsa Baksh

Founder / Editor in Chief

MA Creative Writing & Education

BSc Biological Sciences

Maritsa has publications as both a poet and academic researcher. As this website grew, she discovered a love for editing, and hopes to showcase more BIPoC and queer writers in future. 


Copyediting / Proofreading

MA Film Studies

BA Film & Theatre Studies

Madeleine is a freelance copyeditor and proofreader who specialises in the visual arts. She has worked for I.B. Tauris (now Bloomsbury) and Palgrave Macmillan. She writes her own stories, essays and poems.


Design / Proofreading

Nikki has a background in teaching English and Art. She proofreads, and consults on site design.


how to apply

We accept submissions and article pitches all year round. Your submission does not need to be perfect, as your work will be edited by a member of our editorial team. 

We value original pieces of creative work that are written in accessible language. We want writing that tells a story about the here and now, responding to recent events in your life or public life.

Due to the volume of submissions we receive, your work is unlikely to receive a response if we feel your work is not the right fit for us. 

Content on this site is driven by whatever each writer feels motivated to speak about.

We’ve found this freedom has created a space filled with a variety of content. We hope you have fun exploring the work you find here.  

But bear in mind, we do not tolerate racist, homophobic, transphobic, or ableist attitudes.

​If you would like to share a stand alone piece, or start a short series, send us a draft using the contact button below.

If you have any more questions, send us an email.