“‘Aground’ is a beautiful exploration of human relationships and small town life told in pitch perfect prose, with a final image to die for.” Courttia Newland, judge of Bare Fiction Prize 2016
The first short story I sent out into the world, ‘Last Rites’, was first long-listed, then short-listed, and finally pronounced one of the five winning stories of the Bath Short Story Award 2015. Because it was my first fiction publication, I won the Acorn Award for Unpublished Writers. As there were over 1000 entries from across the world, it was an exhilarating start to writing for competitions.
You can find out more about the Bath Short Story Award here.
I was delighted to be invited to Bath to read from my short story at the anthology launch, and you can see an excerpt of that here.
Why not treat yourself to the Bath Short Story Award Anthology 2015? Alongside newer fiction writers like me, you’ll find stories from celebrated authors such as Angela Readman, Dan Powell, KM Elkes and Sophie Hampton.
My story ‘Son’ made the Top 50 of the London Short Story Prize 2015.
One of my short stories was long-listed for the Fish Publishing Short Story Contest 2016.
In September 2016, an excerpt of my novel-in-progress won a competition hosted by the lovely folks at The Pigeonhole, who were serialising literary consultant Claire Wingfield‘s 52 Dates for Writers. The prize was an hour’s consultation with Claire herself – very inspirational! You can read the novel excerpt here.