Judge Jonathan Edwards said of Maeve's poem 'The Reason Why We Left' : "There is subject matter here of the highest importance, and the control of form allows the narrative to develop slowly, bit by bit, the imposed restraint making the poem heartbreaking. This is a moving and significant poem."

Winning poems will appear in Issue 62 of The Interpreter's House to be launched June 2016.

Launch of New Anthology 2016

Publications and Awards

Poem 'Pomegranates' Commended in York Literature Festival/Yorkmix Poetry Competition 2018

Poem 'Deeper Into the Woods' Shortlisted for The Plough Prize 2017

Poem: 'Hilda in Two Paintings'  Shortlisted Stanley Spencer Poetry Competition 2017 and published in the anthology

Poetry Pamphlet 'Bloodlines' Commended for the Geoff Stevens Memorial Poetry Prize 2017

Poem 'Semmelweiss Writes from the Madhouse' Commended for the Hippocrates Prize 2017 and published in the anthology

Poem 'Checkpoint' Third Prize Winner in The Wordsworth Prize 2017

Poem 'Illustrated Plates for an Unauthorized Biography'  longlisted for  the Unversity of Canberra Vice-Chancellors’s International Poetry Prize  2017and published in the anthology

Short Story 'A Kiss' Longlisted for the University of Sunderland Short Story Award 2016

Poetry Portfolio shortlisted for the Flambard Prize 2016 and published in the anthology 

Poem 'Birdwatching in Palmyra' won Third Prize in the Ver Poets Open Competition 2016.

Poem 'Our Garden in Yarmouk'  published in Flight Anthology Feb 2016

Poem  'A Year In' commended Ledbury Poetry Festival Poetry Competition 2015

Poem 'Weather Systems Key Stage 4' Shortlisted Live Canon International Poetry Competition 2015

Poem 'Donnington Bridge'  3rd Prize Backroom Poets International Poetry Competition 2015

Poem 'Bloodlines'  Commended  Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine 2015

Short Story 'Her Last Words'  Highly Commended Manchester Fiction Prize 2014

Short Story 'Chip and Pin'  Commended Orwell Society Dystopian Short Story Competition 2014

Two of Maeve's poems, 'Birch Bark Letter Number 292'and 'Someone Else' were chosen by Judge Paul Muldoon for Second Prize and Honourable Mention in an afternoon of poetry readings and live music at Manchester's Whitworth Art Gallery on Saturday 30th May . This is the competition's third year and 871 poems were submitted.

Success at Poets and Players Poetry Competition May 2015


Commended at Interpreter's House Open House 2016 Competition 

Maeve has been longlisted for the University of Sunderland Short Story Award 2017.  Read her longlisted story for the 2016 competition here.

Maeve has won third prize in Cinnamon Short Story Competition 2017 

To celebrate Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary in April 2016, Live Canon invited 154 contemporary poets to respond to the 154 sonnets. Each new poem sits facing the sonnet from which it took inspiration.  Maeve was commissioned to respond to Sonnet XVI.

"The resulting anthology is a stunning collection of contemporary work in its own right, and a fitting celebration of the inspiration Shakespeare has given to latter poets over the last 400 years."