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Rachel Winterbottom

Lecturer in Creative Writing

Rachel Winterbottom

County College



Office Hours:

My open office hours during term time are: Wednesdays, 11am-1pm in B198 in County Main

Research overview

Most of my writing is long-form commercial fiction, primarily of the romance/romantic comedy genre, though my interests also include science fiction, fantasy and horror. My debut novel, WOULD LIKE TO MEET (Orion Publishing, 2020), is a romantic comedy that engages with and subverts tropes within the romantic comedy genre. My current work (provisionally titled ONE WAY OR ANOTHER) is a dual narrative romantic comedy with a queer protagonist. I have over ten years’ editorial and commissioning experience of both academic and commercial fiction publishing, working for Manchester University Press, HarperCollins, and – most recently – Hachette UK.  


  • Published

    Writing a romcom

    Winterbottom, R., 22/07/2021, Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2022. London: Bloomsbury

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  • Would Like to Meet

    Winters, R., 30/04/2020, G.P. Putnam's Sons.

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

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