Laurence Sullivan

United Kingdom

Author's Bio

Runner-up in both the Wicked Young Writer Awards: Gregory Maguire Award 2016 and Penguin Random House's 'Borders' competition, Laurence Sullivan's fiction has been published by such places as Londonist, The List and Amelia's Magazine. He has also had his fiction featured in literary festivals like the Birmingham Literature Festival, Bristol Storyfest and the Wise Words Festival. Laurence studied Drama at the University of Kent, Comparative Literature at Utrecht University, and Shakespeare and Theatre at the Shakespeare Institute. He became inspired to start writing during these university studies, after being saturated in all forms of literature from across the globe and enjoying every moment of it. Laurence takes inspiration from his favourite writers: Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Suzanne Collins and Tennessee Williams. Personally though, he enjoys writing drama, fantasy, and horror. When not writing, Laurence can probably be found playing video games whilst feeding his pathological addiction to tea.

Publications and Prizes

50-Word Stories, Across the Margin, Corvus Review, Crack the Spine, DECASP, Dime Show Review, Drunk Monkeys, FlashFlood, Ginosko Literary Journal, Literary Orphans, Pilcrow & Dagger, Postcard Shorts, The Fiction Pool, Foliate Oak, The Legendary, The Literary Hatchet, The Literary Nest, The Menteur, Story Shack
Prizes Won: 
Twice Winner of Darker Times Fiction's 'Flash Fiction' competition • Twice Winner of Just100Words' '100 Words' competition • Runner-up in the 'Wicked Young Writer Awards: Gregory Maguire Award 2016' • Runner-up in Penguin Random House's 'Borders' competition • Runner-up in NHK World's 'Haiku Masters: January 2018 Mini-Episode #3’ • Runner-up in Kishboo magazine's 'Spring 2015' competition • Shortlisted for Londonist's and the British Academy's 'Fairtyales of the City' competition • Shortlisted for the 'Reedsy First Chapter Award' • Shortlisted for the 'IdeasTap Inspires: Writers' Centre Norwich Award' • Shortlisted for Electric Reads' 'Young Writers' 2016' competition • Shortlisted for Five Stop Story's 'Summer 2013' competition • Shortlisted for Love On The Road's 'Topophilia 2013' contest • Finalist for the 'Dante Rossetti Young Adult Award 2015' • Longlisted for the UK Novel Writing Competition 2016 • Longlisted for Retreat West's First Chapter Competition 2018 • Longlisted for Flash500's Novel Opening Chapter & Synopsis Competition 2017 • Longlisted for Brilliant Flash Fiction's 'Springtime 2016' competition • Longlisted for Ito En's '27th Oi Ocha New Haiku' contest •

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Birmingham, England
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Malvern, England
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Last updated: Oct 03, 2018