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First place wins​

  • First place winner of the Uncharted Magazine Thrilling Story Award, 2023. Read here

  • First place winner of the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Unpublished Manuscript category, 2022. View ceremony video here

  • First place, Yarra Literature Prize, 2021  ("Sitting the Moon"). Read here

  • First place, Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction, 2021: ("Lady Finger"). Read the story and an interview here

  • First place, Perito Prize (short fiction) 2020: "Every / Other". Read here.​ Listen to my interview on the Perito Podcast


Contest placings/honourable mentions

  • 2nd place, Voyage YA's Love & War First Chapters Contest 2022, judged by NYT bestselling author Ayana Gray. Read here

  • Honourable mentionAlpine Fellowship Writing Prize 2022: ("The Bone Pearl"). Read the story here

  • Honourable mention, Globe Soup First Sentence Flash Fiction Competition, 2022: ("Get Up")

  • Versification Mosh Pit Creative Nonfiction contest: 3rd place winner ("and so we/he did it"), May 2021. Read here

  • Writer's Victoria Flash Fic contest: daily winner April 2021. Read here

Shortlists and longlists

  • Longlist, Oxford Flash Fiction Prize 2023

  • Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest 2022: top 5% in the fiction category

  • Finalist, Newcastle Short Story Award 2022: ("The Bone Pearl")

  • Short fiction longlist, the Aurora Prize for Writing 2022: ("The Bone Pearl")

  • Shortlisted for The Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowship 2022: (collection of short stories)

  • Best of the Net nomination 2021: ("Teratoma" in Okay Donkey Magazine). Read here

  • Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest 2021: top 10% in the fiction category

  • Quarterfinalist, Able Muse Write Prize for Fiction, August 2021: ("car rides with lonely boys", and "The Train Cake")

  • Fractured Lit Ghost, Fable, and Fractured Fairytale prize: longlist ("Mother"), May 2021

  • Pressfuls horror short story contest: shortlist (top 10) May 2021 ("The Baker and the Wife"). Read here

  • Australian Writers' Centre Furious Fiction contest (flash fiction): longlist February 2021 ("The Hole in the Fence")

  • Australian Writers' Centre Furious Fiction contest (flash fiction): shortlist November 2020 ("Five Days"), read here




Fellowships, mentorships and residencies

  • McCraith House Writing Residency recipient, 2022

  • Mentorships: selected for mentorships with international childrens' author Louie Stowell (for middle-grade fiction) and NYT bestselling author Chloe Gong (YA fiction; Avengers of Color Mentorship Class of 2021)

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