Group Achievements

The Leeds Writers and Poets Anthology was been shortlisted for the National Association of Writers' groups Anthology prize 2017.

We were also shortlisted in 2015, the only other time we have submitted. You can buy that anthology here: 

Member Achievements

Mark James Barrett

Adam Wolstenholme

Katja Kaine

  • Katja has been shortlisted for the HE Bates Short Story award and published in the Wyrd Stories Anthology and on the Ether Books App.

She has had work published on the following online and print publications:

Andrey Pissantchev

Writes fantasy and horror short stories. They include:

Kevin Phillips

Kevin is a prolific writer with a growing reputation across a range of avenues in Yorkshire and beyond. Achievements include:

  • Featured on Made in Leeds TV show The Lowdown. (A reading and interview)
  • Shortlisted to six out of over two hundred northern writers by New Writing North for BBC radio 3 show The Verb (Verb New Voices, 2017 – 2018)
  • Selected for the Playwright One course at West Yorkshire Playhouse, 2017
  • Hand-picked for FUSE (The year long mentoring program at West Yorkshire Playhouse, 2017 – 2018)
  • Acted on stage performing a short story as a monologue as part of Leeds Stories at West Yorkshire Playhouse.
  • Several small acting roles in independent and big budget movies such as "Suicide Kelly" and "Official Secrets" (The latter starring Keira Knightly)
  • Nightfall published in online magazine Fictive Dream. 
  • Read on the Podcast "The Short Story Cast"
  • Published in the Anthology "Mad Like Me: Tormented tales from tormented minds"
  • He has also run a range of workshops at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds Libraries, Roundhay Primary School and more.