Awards eligibility (2023)

Please find below a list of my works published to date in 2023, including several speculative works (seven short stories, five poems, and an audio drama). Two of my stories, ‘Why We Bury Our Dead at Sea’ and ‘An Obituary to Birdsong’, are on the shortlist for Sir Julius Vogel awards.

Speculative short stories
Why We Bury Our Dead At Sea – Reckoning, January 2023
Climate fiction that spans deep-sea mining, habitat loss, forced migration, and whale falls. 2400 words.
They Don’t Care If You Are CharmingAtthis Arts Patreon, February 2023
A weird fantasy story about a woman whose magical smile draws too much unwanted attention. 1700 words.
Loving Bone Girl – Apex , April 2023
Dark speculative love story about war, immigration, and identity. 2700 words. Also eligible for Apex Magazine Reader’s Choice.
Potential Immigrant Sci-Fi, Flame Tree Press, May 2023
A daughter of time-travelling immigrant parents struggles to connect with her astronaut colleagues, but finds understanding from her sentient spaceship. 4000 words.
An Obituary to Birdsong – If There’s Anyone Left microfiction contest (2nd place), June 2023
Speculative microfiction about our links to nature and the people who sustain communities through environmental crises. 500 words.
Post-viral Thoughts – Frivolous Comma, September 2023
Love in the time of Post Viral Rapid-Onset Telepathy Syndrome. 3000 words.
Please Mind the Poltergeist – Worlds of Possibility, October 2023 (released to subscribers, please contact me for copies)
A woman with a chronic illness finds herself in charge of a haunted house. 1000 words.

Speculative poetry
Inheritance Season – Augur, December 2023 (please contact me for a copy)
Not Cricket – Uncanny, October 2023
We Inhaled this Wanderlust – The Deadlands, September 2023
For my shipmates, a short glossary to aid mutual understanding (speculative) – Uncanny, May 2023 – A multilingual poem involving Tamil and English – and space travel.
The Moon Gets to Stay In Bed With A Hot Water Bottle – Sylvia, February 2023

Other works
Audio drama script: Shakunthalai in the Forest – Feminist Fairytales, September 2023
Essay: How can you reclaim what you never had? – Apparition Lit, October 2023
Poem: Mullivaikkal Shells – Prairie Fire, October 2023
Essay: Gifts from a Harsh Continent – Island Magazine 169, November 2023

Other short stories
Oddities on the Coastal Path – The Saltbush Review, ‘Intersections’, May 2023
A fictionalised account of unusual observations on a walk along England’s Yorkshire coast. 1000 words.
Jawbone – The Margins, July 2023
Flash fiction about a girl who finds a bone on her school camp. 700 words.