Publications and Competitions


My stories appear in the following anthologies…

Snow Crow – Bath Flash Fiction Anthology

Beguiled by a Wild thing – Reflex Press

Crossing the Tees Anthology 3 – Sixth Element Press

Mainstream – Inkandescent Publishing

A Girl’s Guide to Fly Fishing – Reflex Press

Crossing the Tees Anthology One – Sixth Element Press

Secret attic Volume one – Secret Attic.

A Personal Anthology

This was such a great project for me and I was over the moon to be invited by Jonathan Gibb to write my personal anthology of favourite short stories for his blog! I thoroughly enjoyed collating my list. You can read it here.


Below you’ll find examples of articles I’ve written on my personal blog, short travelogue’s and academic guides for those who may want to study Creative Writing.

A Guide to Surviving Your Creative Writing Dissertation

An MA in Creative Writing – Is it for you?

The Family guide to New York

Short Stories

My short stories have featured in several publications including the Mainstream Anthology, Northern Gravy Silver Apples literary magazine , The Secret Attic, Crossing the Tees Anthology, Retreat West Anthology and Firefly magazine. I have also had stories performed on Brum Radio’s ‘Tall Tales ‘ programme. Several of my short stories have been listed in competitions.

Read my short story ‘SCAB’ here! It’s set in 1984, during the miner’s strike, and was shortlisted for the Spread the Word Life-writing Prize.

You can read my short story ‘CURSED WITH BONNY LASSES’ here!

Competition listings

I am delighted to have had work listed in the following competitions!

November 2022 – HISSAC – Second Prize

October 2022 – Bath Flash Fiction Award – winner!

May 2022 – Free Flash Fiction – Highly Commended

March 2022 – Flash 500 – Longlist

March 2022 – Bath Novella-in-Flash Award – Longlist

February 2022 – TheEdinburgh Award for Flash Fiction – Second Prize

January 2022 – Retreat West Short Story Competition -shortlist

November 2021 – Forge Literary – Finalist

October 2021 – Bath Flash Fiction Award- Longlist

July 2021 – Reflex Fiction – Longlist

June 2021 – Bath Flash Fiction Award – Longlist

June 2021 – Tss Publishing Flash Fiction Competition – Third Prize

June 2021 – Retreat West Flash Fiction Competition – First Prize Winner

April 2021 – Crossing the Tees Short Story Award – First Prize Winner

April 2021 – Fish Publishing Flash Competition – Longlist

March 2021 – Blinkpot Awards – Special Commendation

January 2021 – Retreat West Novella-in- Flash Competition – Longlist

December 2020 – Reflex Fiction Flash Competition – Longlist

October 2020 – HISSAC Flash Fiction Competition – Third Prize

October 2020 – Reflex Fiction – shortlist

August 2020 – Flash 500 – shortlist

July 2020 – The Strands International Flash Fiction Competition – Shortlist

June 2020 – LISP – London Independent Story Prize – Semi-finalist

May 2020- Beacon Literary 500 Word Story Competition – Longlist

April 2020 Retreat West Themed Quarterly Competition – longlist

Jan 2020 Reflex Fiction Winter Flash Fiction Competition 2020 – longlist

Dec 2019 Silver Apples Short Story Competition – Shortlist

2019 – The Fish Publishing Short Memoir Prize – Shortlist

2019 – The Sunderland Short Story Award -Longlist

2019 – The Ellipsiszine Flash Fiction Collection Competition – Shortlist

2019 – TSS Publishing Flash Fiction Competition – Longlist

2018 – The Exeter Short Story Award – Shortlist

2018 – Crossing the Tees Short story Competition – shortlist

2018 – Spread the Word Life-Writing Prize – Shortlist

2018 – Bedford International Writing Competition – Shortlist

%d bloggers like this: