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Pauline Masurel's short story I Found Myself Lost was the winning prose piece in the 2021 Gloucestershire Writers Network competition and the prose poem Her Husband was a runner up in their 2023 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 Ada and More Nano-fiction in 2009.

Pauline Masurel was writer in residence at bloom & curll bookshop, 74 Colston Street, Bristol from 2008-09.  

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."

Image by Randy Nehila
Image: Randy Nehila
Blue Hyacinth is a writer's notebook that was written online over a six-month period. It was published by firewords from 2003-2005.

Oh Google, how do I love thee? serenaded a search engine for Valentines Day at the trAce Online Writing Center.
Image by Randy Adams, trAce Online Writing Centre
Image: Randy Adams

Cover Design by Sally Moore Design Cover: Sally Moore Design
Static is included with twenty other stories by women in the anthology Her Majesty, published by Tindal Street Press in May 2002.


Cow Tipping is one of thirty stories in Signals-3, an anthology published by London Magazine Editions in January 2001.  It is available from Amazon.co.uk

...maze of her... is a regenerating collage of Thursday 14 June 2001 which first appeared online in Idiolect 5.

One Call Is All It Takes was first broadcast on BBC Radio Four in 1996 and Departing People, transmitted the previous year, was a winner in the BBC's First Bite competition.

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