I write stories.
COMMONWEALTH WRITERS SHORT STORY PRIZE - April 2019
Humans was one of 200 longlisted entries for the 2019 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. Over 5,000 stories were received.
The judging panel was chaired by novelist, playwright and essayist Caryl Phillips and included Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, Mohammed Hanif, Karen Lord, Chris Power, and Courtney Sina Meredith.
FISH PUBLISHING SHORT STORY PRIZE - March 2019
Humans was longlisted in the 2018/19 Fish Short Story Prize. There were 231 stories in the longlist with 1,260 entries received.
The Fish Short Story Prize was started in 1994 and has become an established event on the literary calendar. Previous judges, Roddy Doyle and Colum McCann are honorary patrons.
The prize was judged by Mia Gallagher.
GALLEY BEGGAR PRESS SHORT STORY PRIZE - February 2019
Sal received a special mention in the 2018/19 Galley Beggar Press Short Story Prize. Almost 1,000 entries were received with a longlist of ten and six special mentions.
Special mentions were awarded to stories which impressed and moved one or more of the judges.
The prize was judged by Philip Langeskov, Aki Schilz and Jonathan Gibbs.
LONDON SHORT STORY PRIZE - November 2018
Dead Shark was highly commended and in the top three of over 500 stories entered for the 2018 London Short Story Prize. The prize seeks to discover, publish and profile the best stories and writers coming out of the capital.
The 2018 prize was judged by authors Guy Gunaratne and Clare Fisher, and literary agent Sarah Such.
Dead Shark will be published in the London Short Story Prize Anthology 2018 and launched in April 2019.
SEÁN Ó FAOLÁIN SHORT STORY COMPETITION - September 2018
The Dogs was shortlisted and in the top six of over 750 stories entered for the 2018 Seán Ó Faoláin International Short Story Competition. The competition is dedicated to one of Ireland’s most accomplished story writers and theorists, and sponsored by the Munster Literature Centre.
The 2018 prize was judged by author Paul McVeigh.
The Dogs is published in issue 36 of Southword.