Writing Credits

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2017

My flash fiction, ‘Kodokushi’, is available in Everyday Fiction

My micro-fiction is available in the Storytelling edition of The Creative Review

Shortlisted for the Bridport Prize in the Flash Fiction Category

My flash fiction, ‘Like Fireflies Over Lake Erie’, is available in Issue 7 of (b)OINK

My short story, ‘ESO 378 Nebula’, is available in the 2017  Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology

My Psychological Thriller, ‘Complicity’ was longlisted for the 2017 Bath Novel Award.

My flash fiction, ‘1 + 1 = 3’ is available over at Ellipsis Zine and will appear in the print anthology ‘One’ in October 2017

My Flash Fiction, ‘I Wonder If You Remember’, is available over at the 2017 Flash Flood Journal as part of the celebrations for National Flash Fiction Day

My short story, ‘Catch it, hold on to it, never let it go’, is available in Issue 8 of The Nottingham Review in July 2017

My  flash fiction , ‘Coconut Fever’ is available at Ink, Sweat and Tears

My short story, ‘And White Horses Danced On The Shore’ is available at The Lonely Crowd

My micro-fiction, ‘Mango’ was Highly Commended in the 2017 National Flash Fiction Day Competition and is available in the 2017 NFFD Anthology, ‘Sleep Is A Beautiful Colour’.

My short story, ‘Red For Stop, Green For Go’,  is published in  Volume 32 Issue 1 of Folio Magazine

My flash fiction, ‘The Deer’ Highly Commended in the Bare Fiction Prize  is available at at Bare Fiction

My flash fiction, ‘The Queen Of The Netherlands’, is available at at  Foliate Oak Literary Magazine

My essay, ‘Our Epic Journey From Nothing To Nowhere’ on the short story collection, ‘The Foxes Come At Night’, by Cees Nooteboom, is published in Thresholds Journal

FORTHCOMING

My flash fiction, ‘HB’ (a previous version of which was shortlisted for the Bridport Prize in 2014) will be published in The Sunlight Press later in the year

My short story, ‘Saguaro Night’ will be published by The Short Story  on November 25th

My short story, ‘Monday Morning, Seven Fifteen’, will be published by Fjords Review in Fall 2017

My short story – ‘Shaun, Still Barred’ will appear in the Unbound Anthology ‘Still Barred’ (Ed. John Mitchinson)

My short story ‘Melanzane al Forno’ (previously shortlisted for the Sunderland Short Story Award in 2016) will be published in  Jellyfish Review in March 4th 2018

I am a regular contributor to Visual Verse and my story ‘Crabs’ was one of the lead stories in the 2015 April edition. A full list of my Visual Verse stories can be found here.

2016

2016: Longlisted for the Bath Children’s Novel Award with my Young Adult novel, ‘Tell Me, Cody, Where’d You Go?’

2016: Faber Academy Quick Fic Runner-Up with my very short story ‘Swans’

2016: My flash fiction ‘424 Likes’ is included in the 2016 National Flash Fiction Day Anthology ‘A Box Of Stars Beneath The Bed’

2016: My flash fiction ‘Sunshine and Pigeons’ was publshed in the Flash Flood Journal on June 25th 2016

2016: Shortlisted for the Sunderland Short Story Award

2016: Longlisted for the Bath Short Story Award

2016: BBC World Service International Playwriting Competition Commended for my play “Digging”

2016: Shortlisted for the A3 Review micro-fiction competion with my micro fiction Tell Me About It

2016: Shortlisted for the A3 Review micro-fiction competition with my micro fictionAubergine

2015

2015: Shortlisted for the Bridport Prize  Short Story Category

2015: Short story “Struck” in Writers Abroad 2015 Anthology “Kaleidoscope”

2015: Short story “Hush Said The Grass” in Crack The Spine

2015: Walking Inside Ourselves’ an essay on Janet Frame in Thresholds

2015: My review of ‘Dinosaurs On Other Planets’ by Danielle McLaughlin in The Irish Times

2015: Longlisted for Flash 500 quarterly competition

2014

2014: Shortlisted for the Bridport Prize Flash Fiction Category

2014: My story “The Gymnast” a notable story in the Story South Million Writers Award .

2014: Litro Magazine My Biggest Secret story competition winner with my short story “Mother Love”

2014: National Flash Fiction Day 2014  flash fiction “Where Memories Live” in 2014 Anthology “Eating My Words”

2014: National Flash Fiction Day (UK) Highly Commended for my flash fiction “Peppermint” included in NFFD 2014 Anthology “Eating My Words”

2014: Litro Magazine Environmental Disaster short story prize for my story “Tulips”

2014: Longlisted for Flash 500 quarterly competition

2013

2013: Editor’s Choice Prize Raymond Carver Short Story Competition Carve Literary Magazine for my short story “The Gymnast”

2013: Stories For Homes Anthology edited by Debi Alper and Sally Swingewood.
“Ten Stories High”

2013: National Flash Fiction Day Calum Kerr’s Flash Flood Selection
“Worse Things Happen At Sea”

2013: Accelerate Education
Three stories used in Language Arts 10 module

The Gymnast
Dog Collar
Julia’s Garden

2009

2009: BBC World Service International Radio Playwriting Competition
Commended for my radio play “How To Carve Small Figurines”

2004

2004: The Guardian Poetry Workshop With Ruth Fainlight
For my poem “It’s Only When He Turns The Pages, Touches The Paper, That His Eyes Light Up”

2001
2001: BBC World Service International Radio Playwriting Competition
Regional Winner for Europe for my radio play “The Circus”.

JOURNALISM & ESSAYS

I also write  regular columns for Mash Stories and my columns for Litro can be found over at Litro Magazine

Interview with Kerrin Piché Serna 3rd place winner in 2014 Raymond Carver Contest for Carve Magazine – print only.

WRITING RELATED PROJECTS & COURSES FOLLOWED

On May 14th 2016 I gave a talk on flash fiction at the American Book Center in The Hague

I am a Resident Reader for Carve Literary Magazine

From November 2013 to October 2016 I was a Senior Advisor and Editor for Mash Stories

From November 2014 to April 2015 I was the Flash Fiction Editor for Litro Magazine

In June 2014 I was an editor for The Write In event as part of National Flash Fiction Day (UK)

Guest judge for the 2014 Carve Magazine Esoteric Prize

In March 2016 I completed the Advanced Creative Writing Course with Oxford University Department of Continuing Education. Tutored by Elizabeth Garner.

In June 2016  I completed  the ‘Starting to Write Your Novel’ course with Curtis Brown Creative

October 2016 I completed  the Fast Flash Workshop taught by Kathy Fish

INTERVIEWS WITH ME

I spoke to F.C. Malby about my writing process and editing work over at her blog

I discuss writing in an interview with Marie Gethins over at The Short Story

I spoke to Matthew Limpede, Executive Editor of Carve Magazine about my writing process and my short story The Gymnast in the Fall 2013 edition of Carve Magazine (print only)

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