The Royal Literary Fellow

Dr Rebecca Goss is the current Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow at the University of Suffolk. A Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow is a professional, published author whose role is to help you strengthen your writing.

Dr Rebecca Goss is an award-winning poet. Her poetry has been published extensively in literary journals, national newspapers, and broadcast on BBC Radio 4. She is the author of three full-length collections and two pamphlets. Her second collection, Her Birth (Carcanet, 2013), was shortlisted for the 2013 Forward prize for best collection, the Warwick prize for writing 2015 and the Portico prize for literature 2015. It was winner of the poetry category in the 2013 East Anglian book awards. In 2014 Rebecca was selected for the Poetry Book Society’s Next Generation Poets, a list compiled every ten years of ‘twenty exciting voices for the future’. She was awarded the Roger Deakin Award from The Society of Authors in 2016 and is the winner of the 2022 Sylvia Plath Prize.


Rebecca has worked as a writing mentor and tutor of creative writing for over twenty years. She has taught for the Arvon Foundation, the Poetry Society, the Poetry School, National Centre for Writing, and the University of East Anglia. In 2018–19 Rebecca was Creative Writing Fellow at Liverpool John Moores University. A passionate advocate of interdisciplinary projects, she has been involved in numerous collaborative events with medics, scientists, and artists.

Sign up for a one-to-one tutorial with Rebecca to help you:

  • Plan your study time.
  • Focus your reading for essay, dissertation or thesis writing.
  • Express your ideas more clearly.
  • Answer grammar and punctuation questions.
  • Discover reading to improve your writing and editing skills.
  • Increase your writing skills with the aim of improving your grades.
  • Improve any academic writing – essays, reports, theses, dissertations, book chapters.

Students of any discipline, at any level of study (from 1st year to postgraduate) – and staff – are welcome to book a session.

Sessions are for 50 minutes and take place on campus on Thursdays and Fridays in R.204 in the Arts block in the Humanities office, from 9.30am to 5.30pm.

Please note that RLF Writing Fellows do not undertake proofreading or EAP tuition.

To book a slot, email

For more information, visit the Royal Literary Fund website here.