I’ve been lucky enough that some of my writing has won, or been shortlisted for, a few competitions. My first win was for a short story I wrote in class at university, called ‘Shedding the Skin’; it was about a funeral in an outback town.
Since then, I’ve had poetry commended in competitions and have read my work in front of audiences. It’s a pretty special feeling.
‘Shedding the Skin’: co-winner of the Questions Writing Prize (2012)
‘Spinning’: winner of the Wollongong Writers Festival’s Mad Poets Workshop (2016)
‘Collide’: shortlisted for the Positive Words February Mini-Competition (2013)
‘My Skinny Escarpment’: winner of the South Coast Writers Centre’s Poetry of Place Competition (2012)