Forthcoming Events

  • I’ll be giving a talk on Writing for Competitions in Cambridge in May 2018.  Details to follow!




  • ‘The Stability of Rotating, Rigid Bodies’, first place, 2017 Institite of Physics Writing Competition
  • ‘The Cult of Hygieia’, forthcoming at Gateway Review; honorable mention in their 2017 Flash Competition (December 2017)
  • ‘Seven Nevers’, published at Blue Five Notebook series (November 2017)
  • ‘Fault Lines’, shortlisted for the Bath Flash Fiction Award (October 2017); forthcoming in the Bath Flash Fiction Anthology, Volume 2.
  • ‘Weathed Proverbs, Explained’, longlisted for the Dorset Fiction Award (October 2017)
  • ‘Red Shift’, shortlisted for the Ilkley Lit Fest short story competition (October 2017)
  • ‘The Gun’, Former Cactus (October 2017)
  • ‘Freefall is a Compound Word’, forthcoming at Split Lip
  • ‘The Miscarriage’, forthcoming at Radix
  • ‘Tornado Warning’, forthcoming at Paper Swans’ upcoming flash fiction anthology
  • ‘All Things Being Equal’, longlisted, Casket of Fictional Delights 2017 Flash Fiction Competition
  • ‘Some Things Sound Different When You Say Them To Yourself’, finalist, 2017 District Lit Flash Fiction Competition
  • ‘Wild Roses’, longlisted for Reflex Fiction’s Summer 2017 Flash Fiction Competition, forthcoming at Reflex Fiction
  • Microfiction forthcoming in Short on Sugar, High on Honey, ed. Mark Budman and Tom Hazuka, published by Flash: The International ShortShort Story Press, 2017
  • Things I Dream About When I’m Not Sleeping, runner-up, Bath Flash Fiction Award’s First Inaugural Novella-in-Flash competition.  Available in the anthology How to Make a Window Snake published by Ad Hoc Press.  (Launch, July 2017
  • Stuffed Cabbage Rolls’, New Zealand’s National Flash Fiction Day MicroMadness Project (13 June 2017)
  • Just Before Midnight’, Blue Fifth Review’s Blue Five Notebook (Spring 2017 / 17.6)
  • The Hive’, 100 Word Story (June 2017)
  • ‘Thin Air’, short-listed, Exeter Short Story Competition (May 2017)
  • ‘I Could Close My Eyes to Avoid Further Injury’, Jellyfish Review (May 2017)
  • The Extent of the Observable Universe’, runner-up, Jane Austen 200 short story competition (May 2017)
  • ‘The complete and Incomplete Works of Lydia Davis’, forthcoming in the 2017 National Flash Fiction Day anthology
  • The Hard Prune’, Second Place, Pikes Peak NLAPW Flash Fiction Competition 2017
  • ‘Sometimes I wake at night….’  Paragraph Planet, 2 May 2017
  • ‘Roll and Curl’, finalist, Best Small Fictions 2017 (nominated by the Bath Flash Fiction Award)
  • ‘penny jar’, forthcoming at redivider
  • ‘Crushed Velvet’, first place, Pulp Lit’s Bumblebee Flash Fiction Contest.  Forthcoming at Pulp Lit.
  • ‘Pear Tree’, ‘The Displacement’, ‘When I Dream, I Dream of Love and Wax’, forthcoming at Mithila Review
  • Arte Verborum’, Story of the Week (23 – 27 Jan), 50-Word Stories
  • ‘Thin Air’, longlisted, Words and Women 2016 Prose Competition
  • ‘Many a pearl is still hidden in the oyster’, winner, Tears in the Fence Flash Fiction Competition, forthcoming in Volume 65


  • ‘Milk Teeth’, finalist for the Conium Review Flash Fiction Contest; forthcoming in the Conium Review Online Compendium
  • ‘Both Spider and Web are Feminine Nouns’, finalist The Gateway Review Flash Fiction Contest
  • ‘Crushed Velvet’, semifinalist, The Gateway Review Flash Fiction Contest
  • ‘The Hive’, forthcoming at 100 Word Story
  • ‘Dear Heart’, page 26; third place, RPD Society’s Epistolary Flash Contest (1 December 2016)
  • ‘The Hard Girls of Softball’, forthcoming in Aesthetica’s 2016 anthology (Winter 2016); finalist for their Creative Writing Award
  • Crossword Puzzle’, 50-Word Stories (24 November 2016)
  • ‘Sometimes We Are What We Seem, but Other Times We Are Something Else’, forthcoming at defenestrationism.net (Winter 2016)
  • ‘The Moth’, ‘The Allergy’, forthcoming at Flash: the International Short-Short Story Magazine
  • Measurements’ is available in podcast form at No Extra Words, Episode 68, 22 November
  • Absolutes’, Three Quarterly Review, issue 5 (19 November 2019)
  • ‘Physical Chemistry’ and ‘Our Parents Didn’t Dance the Jitterbug but We Don’t Care’, A Cache of Flashes, Worcestershire LitFest Anthology; read at the anthology launch, 4pm on Sunday 20 November 2016 Drummonds Bar, The Swan with Two Nicks, 28 New Street, Worcester WR1 2DP
  • The End of the Roll’, Flash Frontier, September 2016 ‘Motel’ Issue
  • ‘Thin Air’, longlisted, 2016 Sunderland Short Story Award
  • ‘Thin Air’, commended, Yeovil Literary Prize 2016
  • The Autumn Gardener’, The Vignette Review, Autumn 2016 issue
  • ‘Learning to Hear’, forthcoming in Kind of a Hurricane’s Emergence anthology
  • ‘Tornado Warning’, A3 Review, September 2016; won first place in their Attics & Basements Competition (August 2016) and third place in their biannual contest
  • ‘miscarriage.exe’ forthcoming in The Shell Game anthology
  • ‘The Box of Skinny Women’, nomiated for Vestal Review’s VERA Award by the Conium Review (July 2016)
  • Monopoly’, 50 Word Stories (July 2016)
  • ‘Authenticity and the Madonna’ was be performed by Sarah Feathers at the National Gallery Inspiration Late, the Liars’ League London event on Friday, 22nd July at 7pm at National Gallery.  A video can be seen here.
  • ‘Moby Dick and the Beginning of the End’, forthcoming in the flash fiction section of an Australian textbook aimed at middle-school students; details tba.
  • ‘Rain Cloud’, finalist, Conium Review Innovative Short Fiction Competition; forthcoming in the Conium Review, volume 5 (July 2016)
  • ‘The Middle Ground’, finalist, Passages North Neutrino Short-Short Prize; forthcoming at Passages North (July 2016)
  • Measurements’, Flash Flood (7pm BST, 25 June 2016)
  • ‘The Gator’, first place, Swanwick Short Story Writing Competition (June 2016), forthcoming in Writing Magazine (October 2016)
  • ‘Back on Dry Land’, second place, National Flash Fiction Day NZ’s Micro Madness project (21 June 2016)
  • ‘The Connection’ was be performed by Sarah Feathers at the Planes, Trains & Automobiles Liars’ League London event on Tuesday 14th June at 7pm at The Phoenix, 37 Cavendish Square, W1G 0PP.  A video can be seen here.
  • ‘When Dreams are Large and Tusked’, forthcoming in the 2016 National Flash Fiction Day anthology (June 2016)
  • Where I’m At’, Litro, 6 June 2016
  • ‘The Grandmaster’, 3rd Place, 2015 Pikes Peak Branch NLAPW Flash Fiction Contest (May 2016)
  • ‘A One-Word Yet Possibly Longer-Than-Necessary Personal Essay…’, second place, National Flash Fiction Day Microfiction Competition 2016 (Please note, this is purely fiction!)
  • Finalist, Eckleburg’s Gertrude Stein Award for Fiction (May 2016)
  • Shortlisted for Escalator 2016, Writers’ Centre Norwich (April 2016)
  • ‘Single Variable Calculus: A Syllabus; Or, a Primer on Integration by Parts’, Shortlist, Fish Flash Fiction Prize 2016 (April 2016)
  • ‘The Cats of Tetsugaku-no-michi’, first place, Book a Break Short Story Competition (March 2016)
  • ‘My Mother and the Seven Silences’, finalist, Washington Square Review’s 2016 Flash Fiction Award (March 2016)
  • Roll and Curl’, first place, Bath Flash Fiction Award (February 2016)
  • ‘Shampoo’ nominated by the Conium Review for Best Small Fictions 2016, Queen’s Ferry Press (January 2016)




Past Events

  • I gave a workshop on Writing for Competitions at Swanwick Writers’ Summer School on Monday, 14 August 2017.

Past Readings and Performances

  • In November 2017, I read at the launch of the Worcestershire LitFest Anthology.
  • I was delighted to read at the launch of the Brighton Prize 2016 anthology at 2pm on Sunday, 3 September 2017 at Brunswick in Hove.
  • On 9 December 2016, I read at An Evening of Flash Fiction alongside Tania Hershman, Meg Pokrass, Ken Elkes, Freya Morris and Michael FitzGerald.  (7.30 pm – 9.30 pm, St James’ Wine Vaults, 10 St James St, Bath, BA1 2TW)
  • On 8 December 2016, I read at Rattle Tales in Brighton (8pm, at the Brunswick. Tickets from the Brunswick and on the door if any remain)
  • On 24 November 2016, I attended the Bath Short Story Anthology launch and read part of my shortlisted story, ‘We Were Curious About Boys’ (6.45pm-8.30pm, Mr B’s Emporium of books, Bath)
  • ‘Physical Chemistry’ and ‘Our Parents Didn’t Dance the Jitterbug but We Don’t Care’, read at the anthology launch for A Cache of Flashes, Worcestershire LitFest Anthology, 4pm on Sunday 20 November 2016 at Drummonds Bar, The Swan with Two Nicks, 28 New Street, Worcester WR1 2DP
  • ‘Authenticity and the Madonna’ was be performed by Sarah Feathers at the National Gallery Inspiration Late, the Liars’ League London event on Friday, 22nd July at 7pm at National Gallery.  A video can be seen here.
  • I read alongside Joe Daly and Simon Sylvester at Verbose in Manchester on Monday, 27 June 2016 as part of their Flash Fiction Day celebration.  Details can be found at Verbose’s website and Facebook page.
  • Your name is Pero Jones’ was performed at the National Flash Fiction Day Flash Walk in Bristol on 25 June 2016. The event starts at 10:30 am at the main entrance to the Bristol Central Library and travelled around the Bristol harbourside.  Details can be found here.
  • ‘Sign, Signifier, Signified: Or, the Deconstruction of the End of an Evening’, at the Flash Philosophy performance on Saturday, 24 October 2015, 7:30pm at The Baum (Rochdale) as part of the Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival
  • ‘Moby Dick and the Beginning of the End’ at the Fast Flash event on Sunday, 18 October 2015, 1:00pm at The Peckham Pelican (London, SE15 5PY) as part of the Literary Kitchen Festival.  This little piece was first published in Wyvern Lit, Spring 2015.
  • The End of Summer and Other Things’ was performed by Kate Chadwick at the Liars’ League NYC’s Short & Sweet event at the KGB Bar, 7pm on August 5, 2015; podcast and text online

Poetry and Ekphrasis



  • I was honoured and delighted to be one of the Flash Fiction Judges in the 2016 Hysteria Writing Competition.  The deadline was 31 August 2016.  Full details are available at http://hysteriauk.co.uk/.


Conference Papers (Science and Theatre)

  • ‘Exceedingly ridiculous: telescopes on display on the seventeenth-century stage’, XXIX Symposium of the Scientific Instrument Commission (October 2010)
  • ‘When Science takes the Stage: Representations of Dr Frankenstein in nineteenth-century dramatisations of Frankenstein’, Victorian Popular Culture: Prose, Stage and Screen (July 2010)
  • ‘Science and Theatre: Bridging the ‘Two Cultures’ on the Twenty-first Century Stage?’, What Happens Now? 21st Century Writing in English: the first decade (July 2010)
  • ‘“Exceedingly Ridiculous”: A Century of Laughter and Astronomy on the Seventeenth-Century Stage’, Early Modern Studies Conference: Controversy, Protest, Ridicule, Laughter, 1500-
    1750 (July 2010)
  • ‘ “No True Science Without Imagination”: Representations of Science and the Scientist in turn-of-the-20th-century dramatisations of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’, Locating Stevenson: 6th Biennial Stevenson Conference (July 2010)
  • ‘Deciphering Science in Drama: Representations of Science and the Scientist on the Stage’, Interdisciplinary Conference of AHLiST (June 2010)
  • ‘“Now that Science has become so Important”: Representations of Science and Scientists on the Stage in the Atomic Age’, British Nuclear Culture: Themes, Approaches and Perspectives (June 2010)
  • ‘The Rise of Science and the Scientist in Nineteenth-century Drama’, Crossing the Line: Affinities Before and After 1900
    (January 2010)
  • ‘Dramatising Darwin: Representations of Darwin and Darwinism in Stage Plays’, (Dis)entangling Darwin: Cross-Disciplinary Reflections on the Man and his Legacy (December 2009)