Mary-Jane Holmes

A Forward Prize nominee and Hawthornden Fellow, Mary-Jane has won the Live Canon Poetry Pamphlet Prize 2020, Bath Novella-in-Flash Prize 2020, the Bridport Poetry prize 2017, Martin Starkie, Dromineer, Reflex Fiction and Mslexia Flash prize as well as the Bedford Poetry competition. In 2020 she was also shortlisted for the Beverley International Prize for Literature and long-listed for the National Poetry Competition. Mary-Jane’s debut poetry collection Heliotrope with Matches and Magnifying Glass is published by Pindrop Press. Her pamphlet Dihedral will be published by Live Canon Press in 2020 and her novella Don’t Tell the Bees, will also be out in 2020 with Ad Hoc Fiction.

Her work appears in a variety of publications including Magma, Modern Poetry in Translation, and Mslexia. She has an Mst (Distinction) in Creative Writing from Kellogg College, Oxford and is currently studying for a PhD in poetry and translation at Newcastle University.

Mary-Jane is chief editor at Fish Publishing Ireland and creative director at Casa Ana Writing Retreat, Spain.