Amanda's Circus

Links to stories and poems

Here are a few links to stories, poetry and articles that I’ve recently had published online and a list of competition successes. I hope you enjoy the stories:



  • ‘Still Stalks’ and ‘Mushrooms’ in Prelude print edition (forthcoming)
  • ‘Red Zip’ at The Woven Tale Press
  • ‘A Stone for Seeing’ in Paragram anthology (forthcoming)
  • ‘Dear John’ – 3rd place in the Magma / Winchester Poetry Festival Competition in Magma
  • ‘Madame Tulip’ at Visual Verse
  • ‘The Coat’ in Bare Hands Poetry
  • ‘Blues’ at Flashpoints
  • ‘A Mad and Hate-filled Lover’ at Flashpoints
  • ‘Girl in a Borrowed Coat’ in Winchester Cathedral
  • ‘The Old Woman’ displayed at Pallant House Gallery and won the NADFAS Poetry Competition
  • ‘Conn Pre-War Sax in the Window of Cash Converters’ in .Cent magazine
  • 10 poems inspired by Lucy Ash’s paintings on show at West Ox Arts Gallery
  • Poem shortlisted for Paragram Paradox Prize



  • ‘Five Parts’ – shortlisted in the 2016 London Magazine Competition
  • ‘Stone for Seeing’ – shortlisted in the 2016 Paragram Paradox Poetry Competition.
  • ‘Girl Who Climbed’ – shortlisted in the 2016 Paragram Pardox Petit Prose Competition.
  • ‘Dear John’ Letter to Keats – 3rd place in the 2016 Magma/Winchester Poetry Festival pop-up comp.
  • ‘Love and Glitter’ winner of the 2014 Synaesthesia Competition
  • ‘Poison Hands’ shortlisted for the 2013 Bristol Prize
  • ‘Gloves of Gdańsk’ winner of the 2013 Litro/Poland Bruno Schulz Competition
  • ‘Minute Music’ runner-up in the 2014 Writers & Artists Short Story Competition
  • ‘Volare’ shortlisted for the 2014 InkTears Short Story Competition
  • ‘The Cherrywood Box’ awarded a 2014 fellowship by Summer Literary Seminars Contest
  • ‘Value’ long listed for the 2014 Fish Flash Fiction Competition
  • ‘Love and Glitter’ long listed for the 2014 InkTears Short Story Competition
  • ‘The Cherrywood Box’ winner of the 2103 Eludia Awards
  • ‘Carting’ shortlisted for the 2013 Lightship Memoir Prize
  • ‘Sleeping with Bees’ 2nd place in the 2012 Yellow Room Spring Competition
  • ‘The Cherrywood Box’ highly commended in the 2012 Yeovil Prize Novel Competition
  • ‘Past Continuous’ shortlisted for an Asham Award
  • ‘The Chair’ shortlisted for an Asham Award
  • ‘Little One’ on the 2012 Fish Memoir longlist
  • ‘The Old Woman’ won the NADFAS Poetry Competition
  • Story on Mslexia shortlist 2012
  • Story on Fish longlist 2012
  • Start of a novel runner-up in Mail on Sunday Novel-Writing Competition
  • ‘Dancing Round the Yellow Bowl’ winner of an Ian St. James Award



Leave a Reply

About writing, trickery and a little music