Runner-up, second Silver Thread Short Story Competition 2010 with The Crossword Detective. Theme ‘The Body in The Library’.
Shortlisted for Writers Forum, February 2010, with Uncle Mungo’s Strange Request.
Runner-up, Lichfield & District Writers 2010 Short Story Competition with Mo Jones Gets You Loans.
Shortlisted for Flash 500, First Quarter 2011, with Not So Sweet Sorrel.
Shortlisted for Flash 500, Second Quarter 2011, with One of a Set.
Joint winner, U3A (University of the Third Age) national open romantic story competition 2011, with Lightning Never Strikes Twice. Story published in It’s Never Too Late To Fall In Love. Available from Amazon.
Shortlisted for Flash 500, Third Quarter 2011, with Desert Island Dicks.
Longlisted for Fish Publishing Short Story Competition, November 2011, with The Price of Silence.
Shortlisted for Flash 500, Fourth Quarter 2011, with The Big Issue.
Third place in Flash 500, First Quarter 2012, with The Cupcake Kid. Judge’s comment: There’s a lightness, narrative economy and charm about this story which I found enchanting. A boy steals a cupcake, hoping and believing he will get away with his crime and be able to eat it in peace. He does get the chance to eat the cake, but – as in the case of most wrongdoing – there’ll be a price to pay. It’s a clever moral fable and should be required reading in primary schools.
Shortlisted for Crimeculture’s Sherlock Holmes flash fiction competition, July 2012, with Desert Island Dicks.
Longlisted for Flash 500, First Quarter 2012, with Alone At Last.
Runner-up, Firstwriter International Short Story 2012 Competition with Twelveheads Revisited.
Longlisted for Flash 500, Fourth Quarter 2012, with If Only.
Selected for Balsall Writers’ 2014 anthology Snapshots, which was shortlisted for NAWG 2014 Denise Robertson Group anthology prize.
Highly commended for Morgen Bailey’s 100 word writing competition, December 2015, with New Beginnings.
Shortlisted for Words with Jam’s 2015 Short Story Competition with Lost Souls.
Second in Morgen Bailey’s 100 word writing competition, March 2016, with Dream On.
Shortlisted for Frome Festival’s 2016 Short Story Competition with Lost Souls.
Longlisted for Flash 500, Second Quarter 2016, with Heart To Heart.
Shortlisted for Writers Reign 2016 Annual Short Story Competition with Czech Mate.
Longlisted for Fish Publishing 2017 Annual Flash Fiction Competition with Angel Of Death.