About Me

My name is Hayden, and I write things…

I’m a graduate of the University of East Anglia’s MA Creative Writing programme, and previously studied a BA at the University of Aberystwyth in English Literature and Creative Writing. I freelanced for a short time after moving up to Scotland, where I am now permanently based.

I picked up a full time job in an office a few years ago, and took my freelancing role less seriously. During this period I continued to write voluntarily for n3rdabl3 and Sabotage Reviews, but felt the urge to break out into the world of pitching in the early months of 2017. I’ve picked up my old fountain pen, brushed off four years of dust, and have begun to scribble pitches and poems on offhand pieces of paper lying about my desk.

I tend towards games journalism but specialise as a critic of videogame titles and literature. I was a successful applicant to the Scottish Review of Books course; Emerging Critics. The course has now ended, and I am walking into the wilds of freelancing with new practical knowledge of the industry. The time has come.