Placings & Publications


Fish Publishing Short Memoir Prize 2021: Short List 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.

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  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. 🙂


  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. 🙂
    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 🙂


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

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    • 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

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      • 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

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        • 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

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          • 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. 🙂


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