Firstly, I won Second Prize in the Poetry Society's Timothy Corsellis Prize with my poem "Barthelasse". I was so happy when I heard I had been chosen - this poem means a lot to me and writing it was a powerful, emotional experience. You can read it here; it's on the right after the link.
Secondly, my work has appeared in several magazines. Four of my travel-themed poems featured in Issue 20 of Alliterati Magazine, as did my poem "Child Eight" in Germ Magazine, my flash piece "Sandstorm" in Visual Verse and my short story "Places where I go to hide" in Fictive Dream.
Thirdly, I wrote two informative pieces: one on books about new beginnings for The Mancunion, and one on languages and travel for author Cathy Cassidy's Dreamcatcher blog.
Finally, and most excitingly: I have started my own literary magazine! Foxglove Journal is open for submissions of poetry and short fiction. I would love to see your work, so please consider sending some in!
October has been a fruitful month for my writing. Hopefully November will be equally creative.
Remember to keep an eye on my travel blog to hear about my adventures here in France!
Thanks for reading.