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I live in Norwich, UK. I write, edit and teach flash fiction. I’m studying part-time for an MA in Creative Writing (Prose) at UEA, where I hold the 2019/20 Annabel Abbs Scholarship.

I’m senior editor for workshops and outreach and one of the submissions editors at SmokeLong Quarterly. I’m also a prose editor for Lighthouse Literary Journal, editorial advisor at TSS Publishing and on the Ellipsis Zine editorial board.


Best Small Fictions win, 2020 (The Diamond Factory, first published in matchbook)

Nominated for the Pushcart Prize 2020 and Best Small Fictions 2020 (by matchbook litmag, for The Diamond Factory)

Annabel Abbs Scholarship 2019/20 to study MA Prose Fiction at UEA

Nominated for the Pushcart Prize 2019 (by Ellipsis Zine, for Reunion)

The Bristol Short Story Prize – 3rd Place (joint), 2018 (for Transposition)

Nominated for Best Small Fictions 2018 (by National Flash Fiction Day Anthology, for Sleep Is A Beautiful Colour)

Mslexia Flash Fiction Contest – Longlist, 2018

Reflex Fiction Contest – First Prize, 2017

Nominated for Best Small Fictions 2017 (by Bath Flash Fiction Award, for One In Twenty-Three)

The Bath Flash Fiction Award – First Prize, 2016

The Bridport Prize for Flash Fiction – Shortlist, 2015

Stories in or forthcoming in To Carry Her Home (Bath Flash Anthology Vol 1); Flash Frontier; National Flash Fiction Day Anthology 2017: Sleep Is A Beautiful Colour (title story); Flash Flood Journal (2017, 2018 & 2019); Hanoi Moi newspaper; Flash Festival Anthology One; Connotation Press; A Wild & Precious Life anthology; (b)OINK zine; Short Edition (story dispensing machines); Open Pen London; Ellipsis Zine anthology, Two; Bay Len anthology; NFFD Anthology 2018: Ripening; New Flash Fiction Review; Bristol Prize Anthology 2018; Atticus Review; Ink, Sweat & Tears; NFFD Anthology 2019: And We Pass Through; matchbook litmag, Flash Fiction Festival Three; NFFD Anthology 2020: Root, Branch, Tree; Best Small Fictions 2020. More in the pipeline. They need to get out more; I’m working on that. Tiny stories need a lot of time and love. You can find links to those available to read online in the Published Work section.

There’re fragments of a novel in a steel box in a dark part of the house where nobody goes, and I’m working on some children’s picture book texts.

Mentored by Tania Hershman through the Womentoring Project.

I owe loads to Ian Nettleton’s writing group and some wonderful writer buddies, one or two in particular. You know who you are.

Website by Ken Elkes.