Prizes

FIRST PRIZE

2015    Idea Generators competition at Swanwick Writers’ Summer School

1st prize2015    Swanwick Writers’ Summer School short story competition with Dear Marcus, published in Writing Magazine’s Competition Special  www.swanwickwritersschool.org.uk

 

 

 

 

2014    Cornish Gorsedh short story034 competition with How to be a Cornish Genius. (Unpublished)

2014    Rhyme and Reason prose competition with Lorna, to be published in the 2015 and 2016 Rhyme and Reason Diaries, supporting the Iain Rennie Hospice at Home care service. www.renniegrove.org/

2014    What The Dickens Magazine and Miracle E-zine spooky tales competition with Miss Swanson’s Dog, published in an e-book. http://shop.wtd-magazine.com/spooky-tales

2013    Society of Civil and Public Service Writers’ Children’s short story competition with The Mini-beast Project  published in the society’s magazine Author

2013    Association of Christian Writers Competition with Carer, Cleaner, Writer, Spy… Published online at www.christian writers.org.uk and in the Christian Writer, Summer 2013

2012    Greenacre Writers short story competition with A Perfect Worldin the Greenacres Anthology 2 and on online at http://greenacrewriters.blogspot.co.uk See their entry for Dec 2012.

2012    National Association of Writers’ Groups short story competition with A gift from the horse chestnut tree in The Write Path, NAWG 2013 anthology and online at http://www.nawg.co.uk/category/competitions/

2012    Tenby Arts Festival Writing Competition with Into the Rain (unpublished)

2012    Swanwick Summer School, story for children competition with Beast City, published in Writing Magazine’s Competition Special

2012    Writers’ News with The boy who was Orson Cart, published July 2012 in Writers’ News, and online at www.writers-online.co.uk

2011    Town and Village competition with Shoes, published Dec 2011 in the Town and Village Magazine, mags4dorset

2011    Speakeasy Open Creative Writing Competition with The Sign, published on the Speakeasy website

2011    Writers Reign short story competition with Stargazing, published on Writers Reign website

2011    Hampshire Chronicle short story competition with Feeding the Birds, published in the 2011 Winchester Writers’ Conference Anthology

2008    Town and Village competition with African Sanctus, published October 2008 in the Town and Village Magazine, mags4dorset

2005    Woman & Home short story competition with Out of the Apple Tree, published in the November 2005 edition of Woman & Home; also published 2006, in The Sunday Night Book Club (a collection of short stories), Random House Group Ltd.The Sunday Night Book Club was reviewed by New Books, a literary magazine for readers and reading groups, in the September/October issue, 2006. Out of the Apple Tree was published in the same edition, too.

SECOND PRIZE

2015   (Joint runner-up to the winning story) Felixstowe Book festival short story competition with The Night Visitor, read out at the festival

2014   Alfie Dog International competition for unpublished stories with How to be a Cornish Genius.
Published at http://alfiedog.com/ 

2014    Swanwick Writers’ Summer School, short story competition, with A Typical Day

2014    Writers’ News with The Gardener published online at www.writers-online.co.uk

2013    Infanca Hélène James short story competition with A hole in the sky published online at www.ifancahelenejames.wordpress.com

2013    Writers’ News with A Bit of Peace and Quiet,  published online at www.writers-online.co.uk

2012    Writers’ News with Autumn Term, published online at www.writers-online.co.uk

2012    Theatre Royal Hyde, Onward writing competition, short story section, with Comfort Food, published in the Onward Writing Anthology 2012

2011    New Eastbourne Writers with Rainbow Laughter, published on website

2011    Writers’ News with The Portrait, published online at writers-online.co.uk

2011    Rhyme and Reason short short story competition with The Number Seven Bus, published in the 2012 desk diary

2010    Speakeasy Open Creative writing competition with Second Chance, published on the website

2009    The HE Bates Short Story Competition with The Cake Stall, published in Beauty in the Bog by Northampton Writers’ Group

THIRD PRIZE

2016    Retreat West short story competition with Ten things I can tell you about Abraham Lincoln

2016    Swanwick Writers’ Summer School, short story competition with The Whole-Face Smile

2015    Chudleigh Phoenix short story competition with Mr Wacker’s Quay, published online at www.chudleighphoenix.co.uk

2013    Hysteria (The Hysterectomy Association) with School is for Boys, published in Hysteria 2, an anthology

2013    mags4dorset Creative Writing Awards with The Last Rays, published in 4dorset magazine, April 2014

2013    Ilkley Literature Festival short story comp with Cloud Paintings

2013    Porlock Arts Festival short story comp with A City Boy’s List, published online at www.porlockfestival.org

2013    Writers Reign short story competition with The Man at the Allotments, published online at www.writersreign.co.uk

2011    Swanwick Writers’ Summer School, short story competition with I looked out of my window

2011    Association of Christian Writers short story competition with The Next Instalment, published on the ACW website

2010    Swanwick Writers’ Summer School, writing for children competition with Dancing for Marigold

THIRD PLACE, BUT SADLY, NO PRIZE!

2013    West Country Writers’ Association short story competition

2012    Hampshire Chronicle short story competition

ALSO PUBLISHED

2016    Rhyme and Reason/Iain Rennie 2017 diary with Mrs Alexander, and Kingfisher (poem)

2016    16 and all that, anthology of the Plymouth Writers’ Group, with My Sister

2016    Alfie Dog, for purchase at www.alfiedog.com –  The Lavender Fields

2016    Alfie Dog, for purchase at www.alfiedog.com –  Miss Swanson’s Dog

2016    Spelk website spelkfiction.com on 28th Sept  with Martha

2016    Spelk website spelkfiction.com/ on 10th June with My Sister

2016    Methodist Women in Britain mwib.org.uk with I used to sing (poem)

2015    Time and Tide, anthology of the Plymouth Writers’ Group, with The Master Builder, The Cake Stall, and A Scottish Summer (poem)

2015    Readers’ Digest (September 2015) with Educating Colin

2015    Readers’ Digest (July, 2015) with Teacher’s Pet?

2014    War and Other Pieces, anthology of the Plymouth Writers’ Group, with Ypres 1915, The Man at the Allotments, and The Number Seven Bus

2014    The Write Path 2014 anthology of NAWG, with Gone, (100 word story)

2014    Greenacre Writers Anthology 3 with The Tightrope Walker (Runner-up)

2013    Chorley & District Writers’ Circle (Betrayal theme) with Leaving it all behind (Runner-up) published online in AWARE 2013 at www.chorleywriters.org.uk

2013    Belper anthology of top twelve competition stories with The Lavender Fields

2012    Rhyme and Reason/Iain Rennie 2013 diary with Shoot

2012    Rhyme and Reason/Iain Rennie 2013 diary with Summer Jazz   

2012    Rhyme and Reason/Iain Rennie 2013 diary with A Scottish Summer (poem)

2011    Theatre Onward Anthology 2 with Dancing for Marigold

2009    Legend Writing Awards (Hastings Writers) anthology Six of the Best, with Story Time 

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