My proudest success so far is being published in Island. Island is a magazine based in Hobart, Tasmania. They pay their writers. They have published so many writers whose work I love, from Tomas Tranströmer to Fiona Wright.
Rejections come with the territory of being a writer, so I’ve learnt to try and enjoy the acceptances. Huge thank you to Sarah Holland-Batt for accepting my poem, ‘A State of Sunflowers’ for issue 149.
- Poem shortlisted for 2018 Bridport Poetry Prize (judge: Daljit Nagra)
- That’s Life—The C Word: Poets Against Cancer
- Four poems shortlisted for 2018 Jane Martin Poetry Prize—(judges. Adrian Poole & Jeremy Noel-Tod)
- Kellingley—Strix (ed. Ian Harker & Andrew Lambeth)
- A State of Sunflowers—Island (ed. Sarah Holland-Batt)
- Clockwatching—New Welsh Review ‘Poetry Showcase’ (ed. Gwen Davies)
- Full Circles Are Easily Circumnavigated—Under the Radar (ed. Jane Commane)
- Forgetfulness runs through your family—The Next Review (ed. Patrick Davidson Roberts)
- Researching Visingsö—Snorkel (ed. Catherine Vidler)
- Missing Persons—MISO (ed. Caroline Jones)
- Nine Easy Chords Are Taught to Strum on a Black Acoustic Guitar—Tincture Journal (ed. Stuart Barnes)
- cornfield beyond a wood—Visual Verse
- Reverie—Royal Philharmonic Society’s Notes Into Letters Project
- Light Switch—NOUS (ed. Lisa Lorenz)