Pauline Masurel's short story I Found Myself Lost was the winning prose piece in the 2021 Gloucestershire Writers Network competition.
The Varnished Truth was shortlisted for the 2008 Asham Award. Discovering a Comet was runner up in the Leaf Books Micro-fiction competition in 2008 and is published in their collection Discovering a Comet and More Micro-Fiction and Lost Plot was included in their collection Ada and More Nano-fiction in 2009.
Quitting was published in the January/February 2004 edition of The New Writer and was highly commended in the magazine's 2002 Prose & Poetry Prizes. Career Opportunities was runner-up in the Woman and Home short story competition for the same year. The judges described it as a story that "explores themes of pre-conceptions, relationships and feminism with such a subtle touch that both characters' emotions and plotline are pleasantly unexpected."