I was highly commended in the Cafe Writers Pamphlet Commission Competition, having made it to the longlist, then the shortlist of a final six pamphlets. I was delighted to be highly commended — this result has given me a lot of encouragement with my new project. I submitted the pamphlet in Sept (four months ago) and since then, I’ve been considering the idea that the theme needs the space of a full collection. As such, I plan on developing it from pamphlet to full collection over the next couple of years.
Longlisted in the Cafe Writers’ Pamphlet Competition 2017
Third Prize, Winchester Poetry Competition, 2017, judged by Sarah Howe.
Sightings won the 2017 Michael Schmidt Award for best portfolio.
‘Boy’, poem, highly commended in the Forward Prize and published in The Forward Book of Poetry 2018.
‘Die Form Ohne Ornament’ Selected for shortlist in 2017 Ver Poets Prize
FIRST PRIZE: ‘A Short Narrative of Broodmares through Lairage, Raid and Sanctuary’ in Ver Poets Open Competition 2017
THIRD PRIZE: ‘Footnotes to A Marriage’ Cheltenham Poetry Festival Competition
My debut pamphlet, Glass, winner of the inaugural Paper Swans Press Pamphlet Competition was nominated as a Poetry Society Young Poets’ Network ‘Top Pick’ in Summer 2016 and then went on to win Best Pamphlet 2017 in the Saboteur Awards. https://www.saboteurawards.org/about-us
‘OED Confessional Notes’ commended in the Magma Editors’ prize (for poems of 10 lines or less).
‘Nadezhda,’ SECOND PRIZE in the 2017 Inspired by Film Competition, judged by Maura Dooley and Heidi Williamson.
Military Road THIRD PRIZE SaveAs International Writers’ Competition 2016, ‘Rebellion’ theme
Anguilla Anguilla SECOND PRIZE Ouse Washes Competition, 2016
‘A Small-holding in the Fens’ highly commended in The Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition
‘Anguilla Anguilla’ top 50 shortlist in the Mslexia Poetry Competition, 2016
‘Boy’ poem, runner-up in the Mslexia Poetry Competition, 2016
‘Fidget’ Commended in Ware Open Poets Competition
‘Samson’ FIRST PRIZE 2016 Rosamond Prize (a collaboration between a poet and composer)
‘Threshold’ (poem), Highly Commended in the Poetry Book Society Competition
‘Unmetered’ (poem), Highly Commended in the Poetry Book Society Competition
‘Heruvim’ (poem), 3rd Prize in Café Writers’ International Poetry Competition
The Plough International Poetry Prize, judged by UK poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy. Shortlist. http://www.theploughprize.co.uk/
National Poetry Competition, judged by Sarah Howe, Esther Morgan and David Wheatley. Longlist. http://poetrysociety.org.uk/competitions/national-poetry-competition/
‘Facts About the Kitchen Sink,’ Second Prize, Sonnet or Not Poetry Competition:
‘Des Petites Attentions’ (poem), highly commended in the Wenlock International Poetry Competition
‘Papillon de Nuit’ (poem), highly commended in the Poetry on the Lakes International Poetry Competition (formal category)
‘The Moon Option I’ commended in the SaveAs Writers’ International Poetry Competition
‘Nuclear’ (poem) longlisted for the Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year Competition
‘Life Saving Skills (flash fiction), shortlisted for the Bridport Prize
‘The Glass Collar’ (poem) 3rd Prize in the Nantwich International Poetry Competition
‘Des Petites Attentions’ (poem) 2nd Prize in the Nantwich International Poetry Competition
At or Below Sea Level (pamphlet), shortlisted for the Templar Poetry Prize
‘The Boy and the Mountain’ (poem) highly commended in the PENfro International Poetry Competition
‘Divining Her Firstborn’ (poem), 3rd Prize in the PENfro International Poetry Competition
‘Divining Her Firstborn’ (poem), shortlisted for the Fish International Poetry Prize
‘Life Saving Skills’ (flash fiction), shortlisted for the Fish Flash Fiction Prize
‘A Teapot for Mrs Derby’ (poem), 1st Prize in the Portico Brotherton International Poetry Competition
At or Below Sea Level (pamphlet), shortlisted for the New Writer International Poetry Competition
‘Game’ (poem), finalist in the Cardiff Women’s Aid Creative Writing Competition.
‘Divining Her Firstborn’ (poem), shortlisted for the Bridport Prize
‘Divining Her Firstborn’ (poem), shortlisted for the New Writer International Poetry Competition
‘Divining Her Firstborn’ (poem), shortlisted for the Mslexia Poetry Competition