Scenes and characters from Cloudland have featured in a number of short stories which have won prizes or been shortlisted. They include:
Whisky Night won first prize in the Writing Magazine competition in February 2018. The judges described it as: “a tour de force of accumulated impressions and heightened perceptions that convey the way death changes everything and nothing: Ash's world reshapes itself in its new form as the story is being written.”
Joss’n’Jules Forever was shortlisted in the Writing Magazine competition in February 2018
Joss’n’Jules Forever was shortlisted in the Brighton Prize in October 2018
Peewit (flash fiction) won third place in the HISSAC Flash Fiction competition, November 2018
Sequela was highly commended in the HISSAC Flash Fiction competition, November 2018
Fresh Watter was shortlisted in the Exeter Story Prize November 2018
The Gamekeeper’s Telling (flash) was Highly Recommended in the London Independent Story Prize in December 2018.
Momma (flash fiction) was long-listed in the Retreat West Flash Fiction competition in December 2018.
The Jasmine Orchestra played Auld Lang Syne was shortlisted by Writers’ Digest in December 2018.
Joss’n’Jules Forever won First Prize in the Bedford International Writing Prize in January 2019
The Silent Approach of Eternity (flash) won second prize in the Shady Grove Flash competition in March 2019
The Entertainer was a winner in the Enizagam Writing Competition in April 2019
Momma won third prize in the Flash 500 flash fiction competition in May 2019
Harbinger (flash fiction) was published in Palm-Sized Press, volume 1, in July 2019
Not Here, Swimming, was Highly Commended in the MTP Short Story competition in August 2019
Oysters and Ink was shortlisted in the Segora Short Story competition in August 2019
Cloudland won the Darling Axe Novel First Page competition in October 2019
And the Byzantium Orchestra Played Clair de Lune won an honorable mention in the Texas Observer Short Story Competition in October 2019
Oysters and Ink was shortlisted in the Writers’ Forum Competition in November 2019
Fair Near A Riverside Town was a finalist in the London Independent Story Prize in March 2020