Awards

2016

M.M. Bennetts Award for Historical Fiction 2016 - (Long-listed)

2015

The Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award 2015 - (Shortlisted)
Irish Book Awards Novel of the Year 2015 - (Shortlisted)

2014

Gregory O'Donoghue International Poetry Competition - (Shortlisted)

2013

Gladstone's Library Mystery Lady Writing Competition - (Winner) Flash Section
THRESHOLDS International Short Story Feature Writing Competition - (Winner)
Edge Hill Short Story Prize with Mother America - (Longlisted)

2012

Jane Geske Award
Take a Leap Flash Fiction Award
The Pineapple Prize - The Juno Charm - (Shortlisted)
Frank OConnor Intl Short Story Prize - Mother America - (Longlisted)

2011

The Dublin Review of Books Flash Fiction Competition
Short Fiction competition (UK) - short story - (Runner-Up)
Accenti Writing Awards (Canada) - short story - (2nd place)
New Writer Prize (UK) - short story - (Longlisted)

2010

Edge Hill Short Story Prize - (Shortlisted)
The Black Diamond Poetry Prize - (Joint 2nd)
Arts Council Bursary
The Irish Writers' Exchange Short Story Competition - (Runner-Up) - IWE
Willesden Herald Short Story competition - (Shortlisted) - The Willesden Herald
2010 Irish Blog Awards - (Shortlisted for her blog Women Rule Writer)
1st Dublin Literary Death Match - Winner
Dublin Review of Books - Flash Fiction - (Shortlisted)

2009

Templar Poetry Pamphlet competition - Winner
iYeats Poetry Competition - (Commendation)
European Prize for Literature - (Shortlisted)
Frank OConnor Intl Short Story Prize - Nude - (Shortlisted)

2008

The Strong Award for Best First Poetry Collection - Tattoo~Tat (Shortlisted)
Leyney Writers Award - Short Story

2007

Jonathan Swift Award - short story
Aidan Higgins Prose Competition - short story (Runner-up)
People's College Writing Competition - short story (Runner-up)
Happenstance - short story (Shortlisted)
Phillip Good Memorial Prize - short story (Shortlisted)

2006

Dromineer Literary Festival Short Story Prize - short story
Frank OConnor Intl Short Story Prize - To The World of Men, Welcome (Longlisted)
FISH Short Histories Two - short story (Shortlisted)
Willesden Short Story Competition - short story (Shortlisted)

2005

Hennessy Award - short story (Shortlisted)
Bibliofemme Story Award - short story (Shortlisted)
Firewords Poetry Award - group of poems - (Runner-up)
Hiberno English Poetry Award - poem - (Runner-up)

2004

Cirt New Writing Prize - short story
Arts Council Bursary - Literature

2003

Francis MacManus Award, RT - short story
Cecil Day Lewis Award - short story
START Chapbook Prize - group of stories - (Shortlisted)

2002

FISH Prize - short story (Shortlisted)

2001

Cathal Bu Short Story Prize - short story
Hennessy Award - short story (Shortlisted)