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Awards and Competitions                                                  Diana Mitchener

Winner of Chanctonbury Cup (West Sussex) Slipstream Competition 2013, 2021, 2023

1st Prize Poetry Slam: Grand Slammer of the Wear Biscuit Competition 2004

1st Prize Muse and Music Poetry Competition 2003

2nd Prize Hiawatha’s Wedding Competition 2004

2nd Prize Cannon Poets Tanka Competition 2005

2nd Prize Peace Pole Competition, West Sussex County Times, 2011

1 poem in Binsted and South Downs Anthology 2019

3 poems in Binsted Anthology 2017

I poem in ‘Poems for a Liminal Age’ (SPM) Publications) 2015

2 poems in Sentinel Literary Quarterly Summer Issue, 2015

5 poems in ‘The Way we live Now’, (Ed Monica Jones), 2009

2 poems in Cruse Anthology: ‘Rowing Home’ 2008 

Quantum Leap 2014;  Roundyhouse, 2009;  

Cannon Poets ‘Sonnet or Not’  2005, 2006, 

Several other poems have been highly commended or commended in poetry competitions, 2008 – 2023.

Writing and Performance: Muse and Music Monologue Competitions

1st Prize: ‘Talking about Death’ 2001. 1st Prize: ‘The Kneeler’ 2002


Publications: Short Stories:

1st Prize: ‘Piano Pieces’: mini-memoir Competition, Leaf books, 2010

‘Home again, Kathleen’ in Biscuit Anthology, 2004

‘Vide Grenier’ in French Literary Review, Issue No 11, 2009



‘Holding the Line‘

Short-listed for Novel Approach Competition, 2002

Published by Leaf Books, 2011

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