Homers   1st prize, ​Abergavenny Eisteddfod poetry competition, June 2011. 

   Not to mention Vivaldi  Published in "Seasons", the Rhyme and Reason Desk Diary 2013.

   Humoresque and Diminuendo – winners in, respectively, the July and the August Fish Micro-Fiction Competition

      2007.  Published in the 2008 Fish Anthology, Harlem River Blues (ISBN 978-0-9542586-7-2).

   Games To Be Played When Nobody Comes To Your Party and What am I? – winners in the June Fish Micro-Fiction Competition 2008.  Published in the 2009 Fish Anthology. (ISBN 978-0-9562721-0-2).  An earlier version of What Am I ?, written for the 5th birthday competition of BBC Radio Three’s ‘The Verb’, was chosen and read by Ian Macmillan on the programme, 6/4/07.

   Kneeology – winner of the Percy French Award for Comic Verse after being performed in the final at the Strokestown International Poetry Festival, Ireland, 2017.

Short Stories

   Road Block   4th in the Matthew Prichard Award 2004.  Published in Carousel magazine (SAMWAW),

     Summer 2004.


   Letting Go   1st in the Dillons Bookstore/World Wide Writers Short-Story Competition at the 1999 AWC.   Published in The Best of '99  (ISBN 0 95344466 11), and in World Wide Writers magazine (Vol 2. No 9, 1999; ISSN 1467-2529).

   Other published short stories:

   Mercury Rising  winner of a 2002 Canongate Prize for New Writing.  Published November 2002 by Canongate in the anthology Writing Wrongs  (ISBN 1 84195 292 3)  (in association with Amnesty International, Channel 4, Waterstones, the Herald and Sunday Herald).

   La Vallée Blanche  – a haibun – 1st in a competition sponsored by the British Haiku Society, June 2007.  Published in the Winchester Writers’ Conference anthology, The Best of 2007 (ISBN 095344664 X).

    Getting On  1st in the Dillons Bookstore Short-Story Competition at the 17th Annual Writers' Conference in Winchester in 1997, and published in the conference anthology The Best of '97.