The Writers’ HQ Wall of Fame: May 2018 Edition

It’s May! Spring is sproinging, bunnies are reproducing at an alarming rate and it’s time for a Writers’ HQ Wall of Fame. Oh yes indeedy. Our students have been producing writing at an alarming rate SEE WHAT WE DID THERE and kicking ye merry arse of the world of publishing. Let’s get to it:

Anika Carpenter’s poem ‘Settling’ got Highly Commended in the Brian Dempsey Memorial Prize, and will be in the anthology – ‘What the Elephant said to the Peacock’.

Rachel Sambrooks was selected for the Carers UK anthology Not in the Plan for her poem Not All Carers Are The Same and was awarded Arts Council funding for her tour of Stand By Your Nan and published poetry collection of the same name.

Lisa Fransson had The Crow Of My Dreams published as part of Bonnie Helen Hawkins 52 Crows project.

Terry Holland was shortlisted for the Bath Flash Fiction Award, and will be published in their anthology at the end of the year.

Hannah Mary McKinnon‘s second novel The Neighbours was published in March

Sophie Flynn had Of An Artistic Temperament published by The Drabble, and When Everything Was Too Bright And Loud published by The Cabinet of Heed.

Caroline Murphy was shortlisted for the Bath Flash Fiction Award and her children’s novel, The Truth About Chickens, was shortlisted for the Spotlight First Novel Award by Adventures in Fiction, and signed to the Bell Lomax Moreton literary agency.

Angela Stapleford was longlisted for the TSS Flash Fiction 400 Competition for her story Snow Women.

Lorna Claire Riley was on the Exeter Novel Prize long list, the Flash 500 Novel competition short list, and was accepted into round three of the #authormentormatch programme.

Alison Gibson had A Fading Timbre published on Meanjin

Sharon Eckman’s story I See You was published in December’s New Flash Fiction, and she was longlisted for Fish Memoir Prize.

Suzy Wedley was published in Writer’s Forum magazine with her flash fiction piece Siblingly Love.

Fiona Goggin had her first acceptance! Escape Routes in The Fiction Pool.

Aaaand our very own Jo Gatford WON THE BATH FLASH FICTON AWARD! And is having a 10 minute play produced this summer.

Also on the Flash 500 longlist is: Emma Dykes, Stuart White and Marisa Blagden

Emma Dykes was also shortlisted fro the Bath Children’s Novel Award for her debut novel Milton Hits The Headlines and signed with the Bell Lomax Moreton literary agency.

Jan McCarthy has two poems published in Please Hear What I’m Not Saying.

Cheltenham rep Amanda Staples had her story One Moment published in Penny Shorts and two stories published in We Run Through The Dark Together. She’s also had a five night run of her play Weston in Bristol, was selected to read at Talking Tales and Writers’ Unchained and long listed for the Stroud Short Stories.

Other Cheltenham rep Alex Clark (who’s currently on maternity leave) was shortlisted for inclusion in Mechanics Institute Review 15 and will be published on MIROnline.

Anne Boyere was the winner of the Winchester Writers’ Festival Funny Fiction Competition (and Caroline Murphy also got a ‘highly commended mention!).


Well done writerhumans!

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