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Sarah James/Leavesley is a prize-winning poet, fiction writer, journalist and photographer.
Author of seven poetry titles, two novellas and a touring poetry-play, she has poetry featured in the Guardian, Financial Times, Bloodaxe anthologies and The Forward Book of Poetry 2016. She was Overton Poetry Prize winner 2015 and her recent titles ‘How to Grow Matches’ (Against the Grain Press, 2018) and ‘plenty-fish’ (Nine Arches Press, 2015) were both shortlisted in the International Rubery Book Awards.
Her novellas are ‘Always Another Twist’ and ‘Kaleidoscope’ (Mantle Lane Press), and she’s a widely published flash fiction writer.
Other interests include audio poetry, poetryfilm and she enjoys walking, cycling and swimming, as well as other outdoor sports.
Sarah runs V. Press, poetry and flash fiction imprint, which was shortlisted in the 2017 Michael Marks Publishers’ Award.
The High Window Resident Artist 2019, Sarah is curator and photographer for LitWorld2, publishing photo-poem and photo-flash featuring other writers’ work.
Her other work includes mentoring, workshop-facilitator and editorial services including freelance journalism and critical feedback.
She also reviews and interviews, both on her own website and for other journals.