Writing Awards


December 2019
Iceland Writers Retreat
Won 1 of 3 full bursaries to attend in April 2020.

August 2019
Bronte Parsonage Haworth
Won 1 of 2 full bursaries to attend a Festival of Womens Writing in September 2019.

May 2019
The Stinging Fly Summer School
Won 1 of 2 full bursaries to attend a week-long creative non-fiction workshop with Arnold Fanning in July 2019.

April 2019
Birr Writers Residency
Won 1 of 2 bursaries for a week-long residency in Tin Jug Studio in Birr.

March 2019
Date with An Agent

Won a Date with An Agent in Smock Alley. 1 of 60 writers from 500 applicants.

March 2019
First Page Pitch
Won a place to read to 2 London Agents as part of Cork World Book Festival.

February 2019
Kanturk Arts Festival Flash Fiction Competition
Won third prize.

December 2018
Greywood Arts

Won 1 of 2 bursaries for a three-day writing residency at Greywood Arts, Cork, membership of Indulge in Writing online group and 15 hours editing with Sally Vince.

October 2018
Won writing competition.

Aurora Retreats
Won scholarship to attend a weekend writing workshop.

September 2018
Pitch Perfect O’Brien Press Culture Night
Won a place to pitch children’s book to editors.

July 2018
Won a bursary to attend The John Hewitt Society Summer School in Armagh.


January 2020
Partial Scholarship for Memoir writing course with Mary Karr and George Saunders on Patmos, Greece.

February 2019 and 2020.
Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris. Language bursary.

August 2019
Kilmore Quay Literary Festival Short Story Competition.

December 2018
Iceland Writers Retreat

October 2018
Benedict Kiely Short Story Competition as part of Omagh Literary Festival.

April 2018
Birr Writers Residency.


February 2020
Kanturk Arts Festival Flash Fiction Competition