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

  • 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 Poet in Residence at William Wordsworth’s Dove Cottage in The Lake District, England, 2019
  • Shortlisted for the Jane Martin Poetry Prize, 2018
  • Commended in the British Army’s Poetry Competition, Writing Armistice, 2018
  • Honorable Mention in University of Aberdeen’s Special Collections Flash Fiction Competition, 2017
  • Commended in Alastair Buchan Poetry Prize, University of Glasgow, 2017
  • Finalist for the Sozopol Fiction Seminar Series in Bulgaria, 2016
  • Poem ‘50 Shades’ nominated for Best Poem at the Edinburgh Festivals, 2015
  • Shortlisted for Bold Types: Scottish Women’s Creative Writing Competition, 2015
  • Shortlisted for Yeats International Literary Residency in Sweden, 2015



  • ‘French’ and ‘Playing House’ in Indelible 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
  • Running into your ex by the cereal aisle in Tesco’, Gilded Dirt Zine 2, Spring 2017
  • ‘Exactly That’, Quotidian Magazine 2, Winter 2016
  • ‘This Morning (November 9, 2016)’, The Stoneslide Corrective 5, Winter 2016
  • ‘Party Trick’, Glasgow Women Poets: A Collection, Ed. by Mairi Murphy, Four-em Press, Spring 2016
  • ‘Clary (S. Sclarea)’, RAUM, Summer 2015
  • ‘The First Afflicted Girl’, Black Opal Arts exhibition, The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow, Spring 2015

Short Fiction

  • ‘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
  • ‘Homestead’, Glasgow University Magazine, Spring 2017
  • ‘The Silverware Club’, Jersey Devil Press 89, Spring 2017
  • ‘Lady Macbeth’, The Dangerous Women Project, Spring 2016
  • Blue and Gray’, Aloud Magazine 2, March 2015
  • ‘The Winning Sperm: How to Harness Your Prenatal Potential and Swim Towards your Goals’, University of St Andrews’ Inklight Journal, 2014

Personal Essays


For a full list of my Broadway Baby coverage as an Arts Features Writer see here.

Academic Presentations

  • ‘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


  • 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
  • Judge, Glasgow Poetry Slam, Autumn 2014