hot pencil press

Laura Bridgeman and Serge Nicholson are co-founder editors and writers for [hot pencil> press.


LAURA BRIDGEMAN trained as an actor at E.15 Acting School before she started writing. She has garlanded numerous awards, commissions and funding for her theatre, radio writing and prose. She has an MA and a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing from UEA where she was awarded the HSC Scholarship and has taught creative writing in five UK prisons and numerous universities. Laura’s agent is Emily Hayward at Knight Hall.


SERGE NICHOLSON - Publisher. Writer & Co- Producer, Performer. Curator. Co-founder/Director of Transfabulous – International Festival Of Transgender Arts. Event Producer championing transgender art and queer culture. Sex-positive activist; Enfant de coeur with the London House of Common Sluts, Sisters Perpetual Indulgence. Accredited Civil Funeral celebrant (M.I.C.F) for the London LGBTQ community. Contact via

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