The Bear on the BeachFirst Prize Peter Carey Award 2021

The Bear on the Beach Longlisted (out of 6,474) The Commonwealth Writers Prize

Rain  Commended,  Katharine Susannah Pritchard Writers' Centre Short Fiction Awards 2017

Varuna Short Fiction Focus Week
with Tegan Bennett Daylight, 2016 

Rough Justice, Highly Commended and Promise shortlisted Ethel Webb Literary Award 2016 

What has to be Done Margaret River Short Fiction Award, 2014 

Glory  Commended, Joyce Parkes Womens Writers Prize, 2013

Walking on Glass, First prize, Katherine Susannah Pritchard Short Fiction Award, 2012

The Girl on the Ceiling novel, shortlisted Penguin Varuna Scholarship, 2011

Prayer, Highly Commended, Vera Newsom Prize, Young Street Poets 2011

One Hundred Kisses,  Winner, Marjorie Barnard Award 2011

The Girl on the Ceiling, shortlisted Penguin Varuna Scholarship 2011

Uncut , novel, Highly Commended, IP Picks 09 Best Fiction Category- 2009

 The Still Point , Commended Katherine Susannah Pritchard Award- 2007

 The Still Point , Shortlisted Shoalhaven Literary Award- 2007
Vanishing Point, Short-listed out of four for the Hal Porter Memorial Prize- 2006
Into the Light  and  Amazing Grace , 1st and 2nd place, FAW (Manly) Annual Short Fiction Award- 2006
Darkroom , Writing Fellowship to complete novel, Wagga Wagga Writers Centre- 2004
 Gabriel’s Dream, 1st place, Maroochy Arts Festival- 1997
 Cat for Carlo , 2nd place, Maroochyshire Picture Book Comp- 1996
  Anniversary, 1st Place, Buderim Prose & Poetry Society- 1996
 When the Tide Runs Out, 1st place, Cooktown Writers Short Story Comp- 1995
 Bedtime Story , 2nd place, FAW (NSW) Short Story Comp- 1994
 Amazing Grace , Highly Commended FAW(Q)- 1993
 Rope to Heaven , Highly Commended, Suncorp Literary Awards- 1993
 The Phone Call , 2nd place, Eaglehawk Short Story Comp- 1992
 Hospital Kitchen , Highly Commended, Imago Short Story Comp- 1992
 Lust for Life , 1st place, Maleny Folk Festival National Poetry Award- 1990
 A Lascivious Language , Highly Commended, North Brisbane Writers Short Story Comp- 1986

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