Magazines and Awards

My poetry, short fiction, essays and journalism have been published in a variety of places both in print and online. Here you can find out more about my magazine publications and writing awards.

Writing Awards (selected)

Winner of Scotland’s National Championships of Slam Poetry, 2013

4th at the World Series of Slam Poetry competition in Paris, France, 2013

Longlisted for the Mslexia Novel Award, 2020

Shortlisted for the Christopher Smart Prize (Eyewear Books), 2019

Shortlisted for the Jane Martin Poetry Prize, 2018

Commended in the British Army’s Poetry Competition, Writing Armistice, 2018

Commended in Alastair Buchan Poetry Prize, University of Glasgow, 2017

Poem ‘50 Shades’ nominated for Best Poem at the Edinburgh Festivals, 2015

Publications

Poetry (selected)

‘French’ and ‘Playing House’ in Indelible: the American University of Dubai’s literary journal, Issue 4: Escapism, Winter 2020

En Plein Air’ in The Scotsman, Scotland’s national newspaper, as their ‘Poem of the Week’, June 2020

‘Fisherman Knit’ in Scottish Writer’s Centre chapbook series Book 1: Island and Sea, Spring 2020

Three poems after The Scottish Colourists (En Plein Air; These Things; The House) in Glasgow Review of Books, Summer 2018

‘Texas, I Can’t Bring You to Parties Anymore’, Write to be Counted: An Anthology of Poetry to Uphold Human Rights, by Jacci Bulman, The Book Mill, profits to Pen International, Autumn 2017

‘Party Trick’, Glasgow Women Poets: A Collection, Ed. by Mairi Murphy, Four-em Press, Spring 2016

Short Fiction (selected)

‘The Window Bride’, forthcoming in The Account: A Journal of Poetry, Prose and Thought, Autumn 2021

‘The Astonishing Rivers Sisters’, in Halfway Down the Stairs, December 2019

‘Our Father is a Fisherman’, Seen/Unseen, Poems inspired by Edinburgh City Art Centre’s Hidden Gems exhibition, Winter 2017

‘Climbing Boys’, The Copperfield Review, Autumn 2017

‘The Silverware Club’, Jersey Devil Press 89, Spring 2017

‘Lady Macbeth’, The Dangerous Women Project, Spring 2016

Thoughts on Homesickness’The Transatlantic Literary Women Project, February 2017

‘How to be Cold’, From Glasgow to Saturn 37Spring 2016

Academic Presentations

‘Nine Wry Observations Plus One Flight of Fancy: Prescriptivist Poetry v. Structure as Creative Spark’, co-leader for workshop on hypertext poetry at the International Conference on Poetry Studies, London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research, held remotely at St Anne’s College, University of Oxford, September 2020

‘‘Obnoxious and Disliked’: John Adams’ Legacy in Popular Media, from 1776 to Hamilton‘, presentation at Trinity College Dublin History Conference, November 2019

‘Creating Spirits: 19th Century Spiritual Mediums’, solo presentation at the University of Glasgow’s The Occult Turn symposium, Glasgow, September 2018

‘Creatively Writing about Early America and the Atlantic World: A Roundtable on Fiction, Poetry and History’ (keynote event), panellist, Omohundro Institute’s 24th Annual Conference, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA, June 2018

‘Fellow’s Forum: Revolutionary America’, solo presentation on novel-in-progress at the International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA, August 2016

Residencies

Peter Nicolaisen International Fellowship, awarded a one-month residential fellowship at the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello, USA, August 2016

Shortlisted for Poet in Residence at William Wordsworth’s Dove Cottage in The Lake District, England, 2019

Finalist for the Sozopol Fiction Seminar Series in Bulgaria, 2016

Shortlisted for Yeats International Literary Residency in Sweden, 2015

Judgeships

Judge, StAnza, Scotland’s International Poetry Festival, Poetry Slam, March 2018

Assistant Editor, Glasgow Women Poets: A Collection, Four-em Press, 2016

Judge, Imprint Writing Competition, November 2015 and 2016

Judge, Science Fiction and Medical Humanities Story Competition, University of Glasgow, 2016

Judge, Scotland’s National Championships of Slam Poetry, 2015