Shortlisted in the 2021 Short Fiction Journal Wild Writing Prize, and placed with the same story
in the top 50 in the 2021 BBC National Short Story Competition
Longlisted and highly commended in the Manchester Fiction Prize 2019/2020
Finalist and judge's honourable mention in the Tillie Olsen Prize 2019
Longlisted in the 2018 V S Pritchett Short Story Prize.
Longlisted in the 2018 Short Fiction Journal competition, and runner up in the same competition in 2014.
Shortlisted and Highly Commended in the Sean O'Faolain
Short Story Competition 2010
Longlisted for the Bristol Short Story Prize 2010
Third Prize in the Raymond Carver Competition 2008
Earlier awards for stories in the following competitions:
A BBC Radio 3 competition (third prize), the Listowel Festival short story competition, Writers' Inc, and
twice in the Moondance International Film Festival short
Stories have appeared in numerous print journals and anthologies including Stand, The London Magazine, The Literary Review, Confingo, The Lonely Crowd, Best Short Stories from Stand Magazine (Methuen), Unthologies 5 & 7, and Best British Short Stories 2014 & 2019 (Salt), and have been broadcast on Radios 3 & 4.
Founder co-editor (with Ailsa Cox) and publisher
(with Ailsa Cox and John Ashbrook) of the acclaimed short
story magazine Metropolitan.