Nominations & awards & that

Shortlisted for the 2021 Retreat West Prize (anthology of prize-winning and shortlisted stories now available)

Long-longlisted (top 50 of 775 entries) for the Brick Lane Bookshop Prize 2022

Best British & Irish Flash Fiction Top 50 (the 'BIFFY50') 2019-2020
Nominated for Sundress Press 'Best of the Net' 2020
Nominated for Puschart Prize 2019

Retreat West Prize 2021 - Longlisted (for 'Peel')

Ellipsis Zine 9 Anthology - Selected

Retreat West Quarterly Comp - Shortlisted 

The Book Collector Short Story Competition - Finalist
Storgy's AR Anthology Competition - Shortlisted
Janus Literature 'Dark, Wild Sea' Anthology Competition - Longlisted
Retreat West Quarterly Comp - First Runner Up
Blackboard Monitor*
Lunate500 judged by Alan Michael Parker - Third Prize
Lunate500 judged by Rosie Garland - Shortlisted x2
Lunate500 judged by Helen McClory - Shortlisted

*C'mon. There's a reason Pratchett sold all those books.

"Imaginative, unique, immersive"

Reader feedback: 'The Technique of Snow'

"I loved...the steady build and new take on urban fantasy"

Kirsty Logan, author of 'The Sound At the End' and 'Things We Say in the Dark', judging the 2021 Retreat West Prize

"Gorgeously giddy"
"Sharp, witty and poignant"

 Editors, Lucy Writers

"...a thick seam of folk magic.."

“… the key signatures of Jess’s writing: precision character creation; impossibly efficient storytelling ...the most elegant prose… Every sentence brims with sensory examination. The language is effortlessly advanced. But it is how it pulls the rug to engage with — it seems — another world entirely, that offers the reader the most satisfying jolt. Like the best work of Alan Garner, there is a thick seam of folk magic shining through the apparently humdrum setting. A genuine tour-de-force."

~ Lunate500 competition

" It just spoke to me'"

"I was immediately taken with [Space Raiders] when I read it for the first time, but I wanted to make sure that I wasn’t falling for an unusual structure... I read it and re-read it and it still pinged something inside me each time. And it is the words as much as the structure…It’s bitter while also nostalgic and it just spoke to me."

~ Gaynor Jones, Author and Judge, Retreat West Quarterly 'Abandoned' 2020 on 'Space Raiders' (nominated for Best of the Net 2020):