Placings & Publications


Page Turner Writing Award 2021: Finalist for Stranger In A White Dress (book-length memoir)

Fish Publishing Short Memoir Prize 2021: Shortlist for Jimmy Cagney’s Not My Dad

Spread The Word Life Writing Prize 2021: Special Mention for Jimmy Cagney’s Not My Dad

Fish Publishing Short Memoir Prize: Longlisted 2015 and 2016 for Call of the Peacock

Winning Story Competition Prima: 2014 Runner-Up for A Walk in the Woods

Non-Fiction Magazine Publications

Prima:  Growing up with an Alcoholic Father

Suffolk Norfolk Life Magazine: Memories of Hintlesham Hall

Your Cat‘True Tales’ feature Happy Cats’ Return.

Print Anthologies

This is Lockdown
Behind The Mask (short memoir)

Congress of Rough Writers: Flash Fiction Anthology Vol I:
From Memoir to Flash Fiction And Back Again (personal essay)
and 99 word Flash Fiction

Lady By The River: Stories of Perseverance
Promise of a Rose Garden

Slices of Life: An Anthology of True Stories
Letters For A Man Called Reg

Heart Whispers: A Poetry Anthology
Summer’s Dance and Morning’s Sweet Light.

Online Personal Essays and Contributions

Aspergers Voice And The Search For Identity: Carrot Ranch Literary Community.

Memoir & What Lies Beneath: Carrot Ranch Literary Community, essay exploring the value of the first draft and the unique challenges that arise for a memoir writer.

19 Responses to Placings & Publications

  1. You most certainly can call yourself a published author. It is exactly what publishing houses want when they are looking at publishing a manuscript – articles published in magazines, competition wins and runners-up. Well done. You are well on the way.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. wendymc12 says:

    You are doing so many fantastic things with your writing. I can’t wait to say that I knew you back when we were both just bloggers working on becoming full-time writers. πŸ™‚


  3. Y. Prior says:

    Sherri – congrats on getting those published and also, best wishes on on your future writings.
    especially this:
    “getting down on paper the words from the book which has been written on my heart for 32 years….” – now this sounds rich and wonderful – and I think these kind of books end up being the best of all books because the material brewed and simmered – and comes directly from the heart. πŸ™‚
    anyhow, so glad I found your blog and look forward to reading more stuff in the blogosphere and elsewhere.


    • Sherri says:

      Y, I’m so glad that you found my blog too as you are so wonderfully encouraging and supportive and I thank you so much for that and your lovely visits! I too look forward very much to sharing our blogging journeys and here’s to a bright and beautiful future πŸ™‚


  4. Congratulations on these and much more success in the future Sherri. How is your memoir writing progressing?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sherri says:

      Hi Marje, how lovely to read your comment today. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this, really means a lot to me. I’ve made some good progress on my memoir revisions, back in the flow, but with such a busy time of year now, I’m more limited on my free writing time. I’m pressing on though, as much as I can, and believe I am getting closer to that finish line! And how are things with your writing going? I often think of you and hope all is well with you… xxx

      Liked by 1 person

      • So glad you are progressing Sherri. I’m getting there but with a new job, and Xmas preparations etc I’m not planning on publishing until 2017… All too much for me. Xxx

        Liked by 1 person

        • Sherri says:

          Thanks so much Marje. I know that ‘all too much’ feeling. I’ll be signing off here for Christmas shortly. With all the family coming home and so much yet to do, I’ll be on a go slow with my writing once again. I thought 2016 was going to be ‘the year’ but I couldn’t have been more wrong for so many reasons. I’ll be heading into 2017 with you on the same page, no pun intended! I hope you’re okay and enjoying your new job… xxx

          Liked by 1 person

          • Yes it’s my daughters 21st on Christmas day! So writing will definitely be taking a back seat…. Looking forward to us both reaching the writing finishing line in 2017 Sherri. I’m okay nd the new job is going fine, hope all’s well with you Sherri. πŸ™‚


  5. Pingback: School Days, Reminiscences of Sherri Matthews | Norah Colvin

  6. Pingback: Blogging With A Little Help From Your Friends. A Guest Post By Sherri Matthews @WriterSherri – Hugh's Views & News Β 

Lovely to chat...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.