Prizes and Awards

Awards for Fiction:

So Long, Marianne - The Bridport Prize, Highly Commended, 2012
117 Days - bosque Fiction Prize, ABQ Writers Co-op, USA, winner 2012
117 Days - Short Fiction’s 6th Annual Short Story Competition, University of Plymouth UK, short listed, 2012
Minotaur – The Lightship International Flash Fiction Prize, UK, short listed 2012
Fault Lines - The Writer’s Union of Canada, Postcard Story Competition, finalist 2012
Fault Lines – Southeast Review, World’s Best Short-Short Story Contest, finalist 2012
Athen’s By Night – Reader’s Digest UK 100 Word Story Competition, commended, 2012
New Year’s Eve on the Wild Coast - Eric Hoffer Award, USA, finalist 2012
On Havelock - Best of the Net, 2011 Nominee
Tell Me In Tamil (draft title) – Msylexia Women’s First Novel Competition, long-listed, 2011
So Long, MarianneOver The Edge New Writer of the Year, Galway, Ireland, short-listed fiction finalist, 2011
Tell Me In Tamil (draft title) - J.G. Farrell Award for best novel-in-progress 2011, West Cork Literary Festival
Hunting Grounds – Elephant Prize for Short Fiction, semi-finalist, 2011
Tell Me In Tamil (draft title) - Lightship Publishing’s First Chapter competition, long-listed, 2011
Karaoke Girl – Flashmob Writing Competition, finalist, 2011
Karaoke Girl - Fish One-Page Prize, short-listed, 2011
Mihalis and the Mermaid – The Fiddlehead 20th Annual Literary Contest, Honourable Mention, 2011
Photographing Nell – Wordhustler Page to Screen Story Contest, finalist, 2011
Mihalis and the MermaidThe Bridport Prize, finalist 2010
Christmas 1987  - Red Room’s Scandalously Short Story Contest, winner, 2010
On Havelock – Fleeting Magazine Best Short Writing in the World, finalist 2010
A Sort Of Walking Miracle (short story manuscript) The Scott Prize (Salt Publishing) shortlisted, 2010
The Good Wife – Tom Howard/John H. Reid Short Story Contest, commended, 2009
The Psychology of Crime Glimmer Train’s Family Matters, honourable mention, April 2009
Mihalis and the Mermaid Fish Short Story Prize short story prize, short listed, 2009
Serendib – Glimmer Train Press’s Open Fiction, honourable mention, 2010
Thirty-Nine MinutesPerigree Fiction Contest, finalist, 2009
So Long, Marianne – Over The Edge New Writer of the Year, long-listed fiction finalist, 2009
Gone fishingArthur Edelstein Prize for Short Fiction, finalist 2009
The Good Wife – Southwest Review’s David Nathan Meyerson Fiction Prize, finalist 2008
War – Glimmer Train Press’s Very Short Fiction, honourable mention, 2008
Photographing Nell – William Van Wert Memorial Fiction Award, finalist, 2008
Thirty-Nine Minutes – Writers at Work Fellowship competition, fiction finalist 2008
New Year’s Eve on the Wild Coast - Glimmer Train Press’s Open Fiction, honourable mention, 2008
Thirty-Nine Minutes - Fish Short Story Prize short story prize, short listed, 2008
Romeo and the Lonely girl Over The Edge New Writer of the Year, long-listed fiction finalist, 2008
La Llorona /39 Minutes/ Hunting Grounds / The SandmanSFWP Literary Awards Program, fiction finalist 2007
Photographing Nell – Glimmer Train’s Family Matters, honourable mention, 2007
The SandmanNew Millennium Writings, Award for fiction, honourable mention 2007
The Sandman – This Magazine’s 11th Annual Great Canadian Literary Hunt, fiction finalist 2007
Uitlander – Event Magazine, creative non-fiction contest, short-listed 1991

Grants and Bursaries

Canada Council for the Arts Grants to Professional Writers, 2014
Arts Council England, Grants for the Arts, 2013
Arts Council Ireland, Literature Bursary Award, 2012
Arts Council Ireland, Travel Grant, 2011 & 2012
Canada Council for the Arts Travel Grant, 2011
Canada Council for the Arts Grants to Professional Writers, 2010