I was highly commended in The Hope Prize in 2018 with this story. The prize was judged by Cate Blanchett, Quentin Bryce and Kate Grenville and I also won a scholarship with the same entry. Run.
This story was published in The Big Issue Fiction special in 2014. It was inspired by a hardback AA atlas that my dad used to have in his cars.
Bakerloo Central Circle District
I have a tendency to write about people who have disabilities. This story won a FAW National Literary Award in 2015 for that precise genre. Just Being
Second prize in the 2011 Waterline Writing competition provided the opportunity for publication, and my story was illustrated by an artist.
The Life Cycle of a Dog
The Scarlet Stiletto Awards are run by Sisters in Crime Australia and offer annual prizes to women writers for short stories with a crime or mystery theme. There are numerous categories and this story won me the 2011 Kerry Greenwood Award for Malice Domestic.
The Ugly Thing
A story written for an online writing group critique ended up winning me the Global Short Story Award in January 2012. Truth and Lies
Another attempt at the crime genre for The Scarlet Stiletto Awards won me second place overall in 2013. Mary’s Colours
In 2014, The Scarlet Stiletto Awards opened a new category for stories where the protagonist has a disability: the Liz Navratil Award. This story was a joint winner. Prussian Blue
I had another joint win at the Waterline Writing competition in 2013 with this story, a personal favourite of mine. Twenty seven ways to love your brother
In 2016 I was Highly Commended in the Waterline Writing Competition with a story which has become a bit of a favourite of mine, mainly due to its dark humour. A Handkerchief for the Grieving
This story won me a Highly Commended in the 2018 Hope Prize (six shortlisted entries out of more than 900 submissions!) and a Women’s Writers Scholarship. Run