Competitions & Publications

“…this poem presents us with such an interesting and varied list, there’s no way we can foresee the shocking humour of the last lines. A sparkling exercise in imagination and restraint to a point.” —Billy Collins, judge of the Fish Poetry Prize 2020, comments on the poem ‘Some Pleasures’, which he awarded second prize

COMPETITIONS (2018–2023)


  • The Pomegranate London Issue 6 (April 2024): ‘Love Poem for Matthew Dickman’
  • The London Magazine April/May 2024: ‘Sloaking Hord’
  • Under The Radar Issue 32 Autumn 2023: ‘Contact Arrangements 1972’
  • Strix #10: ‘Dust’, ‘Shellac’
  • The Ver Prize 2023 Anthology: ”After we tell our Mummy to Please Stop Smiling or we will have no Mummy’, ‘1970s Boys’
  • Five Dials Magazine Spring 2023: ‘Self-Portrait as an Angel’, ‘Maternal Ambivalence’, ‘Girls Later Life Orgasm Ode’
  • Swapping the Present for a Future – The Verve Anthology of Beginnings (2022): ‘Donor’
  • The Bedford Competition Anthology 2021: ‘Halloween’
  • Fragmented Voices Anthology 2021: ‘The Best Place’
  • Live Canon Anthology 2021: ‘Cornish Morning’
  • The Bedford Competition Anthology 2020: ‘Clarifying the protection of birds legislation’
  • The Oxford Times (November 2020): ‘Isolation’
  • Live Canon Anthology 2020: ‘Rain’
  • Quince Magazine Issue 2 Autumn 2020 ‘Street Life’: ‘The Size of it’
  • Magma 77, Act Your Age: ‘The Menopausal’
  • Spoonfeed Magazine Issue 1: ‘Trifle’
  • The Moth Issue 41 Summer 2020: ‘Sheffield’
  • Tears in the Fence 71: ‘Birthday Magic’
  • Bridges Anthology 2019: ‘Neither of our Dogs are Black’
  • Bluehouse Journal Issue 1: ‘Love’
  • Bridges Anthology 2018: ‘Becky’, ‘On Balance’, ‘How Love Is’
  • The Interpreters House Issue 68: ‘Shed’