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.


Winner of Scotland’s National Championships of Slam Poetry (2013)

Winner of the StAnza International Poetry Festival Slam (2013)

4th Place at the World Series of Slam Poetry in Paris (2013)

Poem ‘Nothing of Floods’ Commended in the British Army’s Poetry Competition, Writing Armistice (2018)

Poem ‘Fisherman Knit’ Commended in Alastair Buchan Poetry Prize (2017)

Poem ’50 Shades’ nominated for the Best Poem at the Edinburgh Festivals (Summer 2015)

Story ‘The Stag’ awarded Honorable Mention for University of Aberdeen’s Special Collections Flash Fiction Competition (Winter 2017)

Short story ‘Settlement’ shortlisted for Bold Types: Scottish Women’s Creative Writing competition through Glasgow Women’s Library (2015)

Finalist for the Sozopol Fiction Seminar Series in Bulgaria, 2016, judged by Elizabeth Kostova, author of The Historian



Extract from ‘Texas, I Can’t Bring You to Parties Anymore’ published in Write to Be Counted anthology for human rights, all profits go to Pen International (Autumn 2017)

‘Running into your ex by the cereal aisle in Tesco’ forthcoming in Gilded Dirt zine, Issue 2 (Spring 2017)

‘This Morning (November 9, 2016)’ in The Stoneslide Corrective Issue No. 5 Aftermath (December 2016)

‘Party Trick’ in Glasgow Women Poets anthology (Spring 2016)

‘Exactly That’ in Quotidian magazine Issue #2 (February 2016)

‘Clary (S. Sclarea)’ in RAUM magazine Issue #1 Ephemera, an international, print poetry magazine based in Glasgow (Summer 2015)

‘The First Afflicted Girl’ about the Salem Witch Trials, was featured in Black Opal Art’s exhibition on the macabre: Noctis (April 2015)

Short Fiction

‘Our Father is a Fisherman’, flash fiction inspired by the painting A Dutch River Scene by Edmund Thornton Crawford RSA, published in Seen/Unseen, a collection of responses to Edinburgh City Art Center’s Hidden Gems exhibition (November 2017)

‘Climbing Boys’, a short story about Victorian chimney sweeps, published in The Copperfield Review (October 2017)

‘The Silverware Club’ published in Jersey Devil Press Issue 89 (May 2017)

‘Homestead’ (flash fiction), published in Glasgow University Magazine print edition (March 2017)

‘Lady Macbeth’, about 19th century sculptor Elisabet Ney, published by the Dangerous Women Project (April 2016)

‘Blue and Gray’ (flash fiction) in Aloud Magazine Issue #2, both in print and online (March 2015)

‘The Winning Sperm: How to Harness Your Prenatal Potential and Swim Towards Your Goals’ (satirical story) published in the University of St Andrews’ Inklight Journal (2014)

Creative Nonfiction

‘Thoughts on Homesickness’ (personal essay) selected for the Transatlantic Literary Women Creative Writing Showcase (February 2017) and published on their website

‘How to be Cold’, nonfiction story exploring virginity and winter weather, in From Glasgow to Saturn Issue 37, Spring 2016.

‘Fresh Water’ in Quotidian literary magazine, Issue #2 (February 2016)

An extract from my story ‘Any Minute Now’ published in the University of St Andrews’ Inklight Journal (2013)


Guest Blogger for Katie Ailes’ website on spoken word theory and practice: ‘Carly Brown on Acting and Spoken Word’ (December 2017)

Official in-house blogger for StAnza International Poetry Festival in 2016.

‘Rona Munro on writing The James Plays’, Broadway Baby magazine (February 2016)

For a full list of all my Broadway Baby coverage during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe as their Poetry Correspondent (2015), including interviews with Luke Wright and Jenny Lindsay, see here.

‘A Literary City’, People Make Glasgow blog (Autumn 2015).

Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen Russell: Book Review, The Tribe online (2013)

‘Exuberant and Electrifying: Carly Brown on Competing in the Poetry Slam World cup’ , StAnza Blog (June 2013)


Peter Nicolaisen International Fellowship, Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello (August 2016)

Shortlisted for Yeats International Literary Residency in Sweden (2015)

Participant in The Enemies Project: The University Camarade in London, collaborating with another poet (2016)

Science Fiction and Medical Humanities Short Story competition with University of Glasgow Judging Committee, collection published by Freight Books (Summer 2016)

Imprint Writing Competition Judging Committee (November 2015)

Glasgow Women Poets: A Collection Assistant Editor (Spring 2016)

Scotland’s National Championships of Slam Poetry 2015 Judge

Glasgow Poetry Slam at Rio Cafe Judge (Autumn 2014)