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AWARDS & HONOURS

IBPA Benjamin Franklin Gold Award (Poetry)

Beverly Hills International Book Award (Poetry)

Beverly Hills International Book Award (Visionary Fiction)

Independent Publisher Silver Book Award (Multicultural Fiction)

National Indie Excellence Book Award (Poetry)

Living Now Gold Book Award (Death & Dying)

Living Now Silver Book Award (Inspirational Fiction)

Living Now Bronze Book Award (Metaphysical)

Singapore Literature Prize (English Poetry)

PEN American Center Shorts Prize 

Poetry World Cup

USA Regional Excellence Book Award (Northeast; Adult Fiction) 

USA Regional Excellence Book Award (Northeast; Poetry)

USA Regional Excellence Book Award (Northeast; Spirituality)

USA Regional Excellence Book Award (West; Poetry) 

USA Regional Excellence Book Award (Midwest; Poetry) 

USA Regional Excellence Book Award (Southwest; Anthology)

USA Regional Excellence Book Award (Southwest; Poetry)

Vallum New International Poetics ‘Naani’ Poetry Award

Excel For Charity Swale Life Poetry Prize & High Commendation

Cyclamens and Swords Publishing Poetry Prize

Little Red Tree Publishing International Poetry Prize

Stepping Stones Nigeria Poetry Prize

Scratch Poetry Prize

Champion of Birds Poetry Prize

Hiew Siew Nam Distinguished Academic Award

Ngee Ann Distinguished Teaching Award (2013)

Ngee Ann Distinguished Teaching Award (2001)

Ngee Ann Distinguished Teaching Award (1999)

Ngee Ann Humanities Special Incentive Award

National University of Singapore Sociology Book Prize​

Singapore Armed Forces 40 SAR Company Best Soldier Award

TRYangle Project Poetry Competition Second Prize

Lupus UK Poetry Competition Second Prize

Hungry Hill ‘Poets Meet Politics’ Second Prize

New England Book Festival Runner-Up (Anthologies)

Los Angeles Book Festival Runner-Up (Anthologies)

Florida Book Festival Runner-Up (Anthologies)

Paris Book Festival Runner-Up (Anthologies)

Alan Sillitoe Open Poetry Competition Runner-Up

Georgetown Review Magazine Contest Runner-Up

Thynks Publications Ltd Serendipity Poems Runner-Up

Thynks Publications Ltd Inspirational Poems Runner-Up

Hour of Writes Runner-Up

 

Smartish Pace Erskine J. Poetry Third Prize

The Medulla Review Oblongata Contest Third Prize

The Psychiatry Research Trust Poetry Competition Third Prize

Thynks Publications Ltd Inspirational Poems Third Prize

 

Tom Howard/John H. Reid Poetry High Distinction Award

Cutbank Patricia Goedicke Poetry Prize Publication Choice

Amsterdam Book Festival Honorable Mention (Fiction)

San Francisco Book Festival Honorable Mention (Fiction)

Green Book Festival Honorable Mention (Fiction)

Tupelo Press Poetry Project Honorable Mention

Artsmith Literary Award Honorable Mention

Spilling Ink Flash Fiction Prize Honorable Mention

The New Writer Magazine ‘Single Poem’ Honorable Mention

Sketchbook Journal ‘Found Poetry’ Honorable Merit

Cinnamon Press ‘Concrete Poetry’ Special Mention 

Excel For Charity Swale Life Poetry High Commendation

Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry High Commendation

Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Commendation

Deux-Sèvres Segora Open Poetry Commendation

Mobil National Essay Writing Commendation

Eric Hoffer Book Award Category Finalist (Fiction)

Next Generation Indie Book Award Finalist (Anthology)​

USA Best Book Award Finalist (Multicultural Fiction)

USA Best Book Award Finalist (Visionary Fiction)

USA Best Book Award Finalist (Death & Dying)

International Book Award Finalist (Cross Genre Fiction)

National Indie Excellence Book Award Finalist (Multicultural Fiction) 

Beverly Hills International Book Award Finalist (Poetry)

USA Regional Excellence Book Award Finalist (Southeast: Anthology)

Noemi Press Poetry Chapbook Award Finalist

Arts & Letters Rumi Prize For Poetry Finalist

United Poets Laureate International Noriko Mizusaki Award Finalist

United Poets Laureate International Mary Halliburton Award Finalist

A River & Sound Review Duckabush Poetry Prize Finalist

Aquillrelle Poetry Contest Finalist

Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest Finalist

Terrain.org Annual Poetry Contest Finalist

The Winter Anthology Writing Contest Finalist


Naugatuck River Review Narrative Poetry Contest Semi-Finalist

The New Guard Knightville Poetry Contest Semi-Finalist

Strokestown International Poetry Prize Short List

Limnisa Bluethumbnail Short Story Contest Short List

Flash 500 Competition Short List

Margaret Reid Traditional Verse Short List

Pank 1001 Awesome Words Short List

University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor’s International Poetry Prize Long List 

The Association of Writers & Writing Programs Intro Journals Project Nominee