Amanda's Circus
  • Winchester Poetry Prize
  • Poem on The Molotov Cocktail Shortlist
  • New Welsh Review Awards
  • Pieces of Eight at Bampton
  • Story Shortlisted in The London Magazine Competition
  • Solar Bones by Mike McCormack
  • 3:AM Magazine – my story goes live
  • Poetry Success in the Magma / Winchester Poetry Festival Pop-up Competition
  • Story and Poem Shortlisted for Paragram Paradox Prize
  • Madam Tulip at Visual Verse
  • Peculiar Story up at Flashflood
  • The Laundry at Spelk
  • Chalk Trilogy and Winchester Cathedral
  • Story in Unthology 7, the Venice Biennale 2015 and Norwich.
  • The Stories of Simon Van Booy
  • The Street of Crocodiles
  • SLS Fellowship
  • ‘Minute Music’ Runner-up in the Writers & Artists Short Story Competition
  • Story on the InkTears Shortlist
  • My Winning Story – Synaesthesia Magazine
  • I’ve just finished – The Blue Book by A.L. Kennedy
  • My story wins the Synaesthesia Magazine Competition
  • Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology 2013
  • My Novel an Eludia Award Finalist
  • Lightship Memoir Shortlisted
  • Volare in Synaesthesia Magazine
  • Flash Slam in Brighton
  • The Mount – in White Review/Lawrence Lek collaboration ‘Pyramid Schemes’
  • Lakeview Journal has published my story
  • I’ve been reading The Return of the Native
  • Conn Pre-War Sax goes live
  • Story on the Bristol Prize Shortlist
  • Optimism and Creativity – my take on the 2013 Venice Biennale – ‘a bestiary of the imagination’
  • Elevator finds a home
  • Story with Co-Curate
  • Scraps Anthology – The Rite of Spring etc
  • Surprise! King’s Cross Underground and My Story
  • Reading at St Pancras
  • My story wins Litro’s Schulz/Poland Competition
  • Story in The Lampeter Review
  • Vine Leaves Literary Journal
  • National Flash Fiction Day
  • Fish Longlisted Story
  • Liars’ League perform my story
  • The Coat in Bare Hands Poetry
  • February 2013 – workshops?
  • The Cellist and the Wolves is published!
  • Alzheimer’s story at Literary Mama
  • 2nd Place in Yellow Room
  • A Girl and Her Skin is published. Hurray!
  • The Cherrywood Box ‘highly commended’ in the Yeovil Literary Prize
  • Story on Mslexia Shortlist
  • Half Blood Blues – Esi Edugyan
  • St Petersburg – city of stories
  • The Chair is published
  • Three Dark Steps and the Parrot is published
  • Ludmilla Petrushevskaya
  • I’ve just finished…The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • Submitting Work
  • The Cherrywood Box

News (not the bad stuff)

Published December 10 at 9:44 pm - No Comments

December 22nd 2017: I have a new project: ‘Words for the Wild’, a website of writing about the countryside. The website and anthology will support Action Against Destructive Development. November 26th 2017: Good news! An acceptance by Nine Arches for Under the Radar. Fab! Also, went along to fantastic readings by Imtiaz Dharkar and Michael Symmons […] IWEBIX Webdesign

St Petersburg – city of stories

Published April 18 at 7:09 pm - No Comments

I have just returned from chilly St Petersburg with its frozen canals, brilliant sunshine, sudden snowstorms, and the vast Neva River. I’ve always wanted to visit partly because I am fascinated by Russian history but mostly because I’ve always loved Russian literature and music. I’m thinking here of Dostoyevsky, Chekov, Tolstoy , Turgenev, Nabokov, Pasternak, Solzhenitsyn, Bulgakov, Shostakovich, […]

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