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Published and Shortlisted Poems and Prose

'The Yellow Medicine Cabinet'

           - Raceme 2023

'Moon Girls'

           - Stone Of Madness Press 2022

'I Am'

           -  Poetry Scotland 2022

'This Is Love'

           - Bloody Beautiful 'Up The Duff' 2022

'The Boy, The  Fisherman, and The Woman'

          - Ink Drinkers Magazine 2022

 'Californian Bone Soup'

          - The Shooter Literary Magazine 2022

'When will they send the old men to war?'

         - Shortlisted, Ambit 2022

'The Road'

        - Ink, Sweat and Tears 2022 

'The Day the Stranger Came

           - Postbox Magazine, Red Squirrel Press 2022

'First Pizza'

            - The Lighthouse, Gatehouse Press 2022

'Should A Man Be Able To Fight His Way Out Of A Cardboard Box?'

           - Shortlisted, Bridport Poetry Prize 2021
'In My Country There Is A Forest As Big As China'

          - Envoi  Number 183, October  2019 

'The Edge of Land'  

       - The Frogmore Papers Number 94, October 2019  

'An Argument With The Town Clerk' 

          - Highly Commended, Ginkgo Ecopoetry Competition Anthology 2018  

'An Argument With The Town Clerk' 

          - Commended. The Rialto 2017

'Mary Arden's Soliloquy'  

          - A Bee's Breakfast, Beautiful Dragons Press 2017 

'Waiting For The Man . . .'

          - Not A Drop, Beautiful Dragons Press 2016

''1882: Mister Freud Invites Mister Kirchhoff  To Be Involved In An Experiment Regarding Human Reactivity

          - My Dear Watson, Beautiful Dragons Press 2015


          - Heavenly Bodies, Beautiful Dragons Press 2014

'Star Storm' (written for one year-old twin grandsons Ace Star and King Storm)

        -Professional Association of Biographical Counsellors Newsletter, September 2016

'Cunts and Cocks and Balls' 

       -Hallelujah for 50ft Women. Poems about women's relationships with their bodies, Bloodaxe Books, 2015

'The Beginning and the End' 

         - First Prize winner, Wasafiri Competition. Vol. 28, No.1, March, 2013

'How is it Possible to Ever Say Goodbye?' 

         - Third Prize winner, The Arvon International Poetry Competition Anthology , Aldgate Press, 2010

'Song of the Woadgatherer' 

          - Prize winner, Limnisa Bluethumbnail  Competition, 2010  

'The Devil in Me'

           -To Her Naked Eye (Short Story Writing by Women), 1996

'Concerning The Kindness of Aunts' 

         - Cafe Royal, Panurge Publishing, 1996

'Tea at Matsy's' 

         - Stand Magazine, Volume 36, Number  4,  1995

'Patterns in the Snow'

         -The West In  Her Eye (Poems by Women), 1995

'The Bats'

         -The West In  Her Eye (Poems by Women), 1995

'The Distance Between Them' 

         - Death of a Mother: Daughter's Stories  Pandora, 1994


Recipient of 1995 Oppenhiem-John Downes Memorial Award

Other poems, flash fiction and short stories have been shortlisted, commended or highly commended in The Rialto, Myslexia, Bridport, Oxford Brookes, Arvon, Fish, Gregory O’Donohue, Ginkgo, Wasifiri and BBC Radio 4 Short Stories

In 1994 Sally appeared on Radio 4's Woman's Hour discussing her contribution to  "Death

of a Mother"

"Safe In The Arms of Jesus" a memoir, was one of five shortlisted for the Wasafiri International Contemporary  Life Writing  Competition, 2018

Five minute interview with Wasafiri, 2017

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