My writing awards include:

2017 Irish Writers Centre: One to One Mentoring award. I was one of five Northern Irish writers awarded the opportunity to be mentored by an established Irish novelist. This award is supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

Fellowship for the Hawthornden International Retreat for Writers, Scotland, 10th January – 6th February 2010.

Joint first in the Cúirt New Irish Writing award, Galway, Ireland, 2008.

Prizewinner in Samhain International Poetry Competition, Donegal, Ireland, 2004.

Nomination by Poetry Ireland as Best Emerging Writer at the International Poetry Now Festival in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, 2003.

Support for the Individual Artist Award 2002 (Arts Council of Northern Ireland).