Awards

Poetry

‘Waiting for the Southerly’ First Prize Inverawe Outdoor Nature Poetry comp. 2006
(judge Louise Oxley)
‘Eyrie’ Honourable Mention Inverawe Outdoor Nature Poetry comp. 2008
(judge Louise Oxley)
‘Head of the Table’ First Prize All Poetry comp. 2009
‘Return to the Cyclades’ Commended Open Poetry free verse FAW (Eastwood/Hills) 2011
plus other shortlistings, etc.

Poetry manuscript Waiting for the Southerly shortlisted for the Varuna/Byron Bay Writers Festival/Picaro Press prize, 2010

Poetry collection Waiting for the Southerly Commended in the Anne Elder Award 2012 for a first book of poetry

Stories

‘Lost’ First Prize Julie Lewis Literary comp. 2009 (judge Richard Rossiter)
‘Night Shift’ Commended Julie Lewis Literary comp. 2009
‘Angie’s Sparkle’ shortlisted for The Age short story prize 2009;  Commended KSP Short Fiction Award 2011
‘A Gathering of Lambs’ shortlisted Bundaberg Writers’ Club Short Story comp. 2010
‘Of Coffee, Vegetables and Hair Colour’ runner-up 17th Annual Hal Porter Short Story comp. 2010; Highly Commended FAW (Eastwood/Hills) literary comp. 2011
‘The Gardener’ First Prize Carmel Bird Short Fiction Award 2011 (judge Sophie Cunningham)
‘Beyond Walls’ First Prize Society of Women Writers (members only) Short Story comp. 2012 (judge Dr Elizabeth Webby)
‘Down Came A Blackbird’ shortlisted Overland/Victoria University short story prize 2012
‘Now, Voyager’ Highly Commended Margaret River Short Story comp. 2014
‘Fight Like’ longlisted Fish Short Story Prize 2013/14
‘This Person Is Not That Person’ First Prize Peter Cowan Writers Centre 600-word short story comp. 2014
‘The Right Moment’ Highly Commended in above comp.
‘Angie’s Sparkle’ First Prize Bundaberg Writers’ Club short story comp. 2014
‘Hold-up’ First Prize Flashing the Square/joanne burns award 2014
‘The Uninvited’ shortlisted Margaret River Short Story comp. 2015
‘Boxing Day’ longlisted Fish Flash Fiction comp. 2015
‘Night Shift’ shortlisted Margaret River Short Story comp. 2016
‘Between Dark and Dawn’ Second Prize Peter Cowan Writers Centre 600-word short story comp. 2016
plus other shortlistings, etc.

Australian Society of Authors Emerging Writers’ Mentorship 2013–14 for short story collection
Varuna PIP Fellowship 2014 for short story collection

 

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