Here's to a brighter 2022


Yes, maybe it’s a little late in the New Year to send you all best wishes, but they are heartfelt all the same. I hope this year is kind to you and all those people you love.

I was very pleased to be longlisted in the Retreat West Flash Fiction Prize 2021 and although I didn’t make it to the shortlist, this is definitely a competition I’ll be entering again. The people at Retreat West are very encouraging and offer a great range of resources and courses for writers as well as excellent competitions. Good luck to all those who made the shortlist and to the eventual winners.

An early Christmas surprise



I am delighted to be shortlisted in the Mslexia Flash Fiction competition and included in their Anthology Best Women’s Short Fiction 2021.

Congratulations to all the writers who were shortlisted, runners-up and winners in the Flash Fiction and Short Story Competitions, and many thanks to the judges and the Mslexia team for all their hard work.

More good news


I am delighted to have won third prize in the Oxford Flash Fiction Prize for Summer 2021. The winning flashes can be found on the competition site here.

Congratulations to all the winners and those short and longlisted and a big thank you to the organisers and judges.