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Winner’s story: Matt Haultain-Gall

Getting good feedback from supervisors is one thing, but when two blind reviewers respond positively to something you have produced, it really is a fantastic feeling and an encouraging validation of the quality of your work.

Winner’s story: Agnieszka Sobocinska

I discovered (via Twitter!) that the judges had decided on my article. I was sitting on a plane, buckled into my seatbelt and well aware of the fact that my phone should already have been switched off. I took a screen shot of the tweet, and checked back over the course of the 10-hour flight just to make sure I hadn’t hallucinated the whole thing.

Becoming a book reviewer

Writing book reviews is often a good way to begin academic writing. It can help you get your name known in your field, and give you valuable experience of publishing before you write a full-length article.

Blogging: how to make it work

Blogging can hone your writing skills, pushing you to write in a more accessible style. Such a skill is highly valuable as researchers strive to ensure their work has as wide a readership as possible, driving tweets, shares, likes, impact, and citations.