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I live in Norwich, UK. I write, edit and teach flash fiction and short stories. I’m studying for an MA in Creative Writing (Prose) at UEA and hold the Annabel Abbs Scholarship.

Submissions editor at SmokeLong Quarterly. Prose editor for Lighthouse Literary Journal. Editorial Advisor at TSS Publishing. Ellipsis Zine editorial board.

Bridport Prize Flash Fiction Shortlist, 2015

First Prize – Bath Flash Fiction Award, October 2016

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

First Prize – Reflex Fiction, September 2017.

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

Third Prize (joint) – Bristol Short Story Prize, October 2018

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

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

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

Stories in or forthcoming in To Carry Her Home (Bath Flash Anthology Vol 1); Flash Frontier; National Flash Fiction Day Anthology, Sleep Is A Beautiful Colour (title story); Flash Flood Journal; Hanoi Moi newspaper; Bath Flash Festival Anthology; 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; 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. 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.