October 9, 2011
Got an email from Meridian this morning, I’ve also been shortlisted for their short story comp: )This brings a grand total of three ships on the horizon. Now, here’s wishing one of them will come back to port….
Come home to Mama, come on, come on...
Wells Literary Festival– shortlisted
HISSAC Award– longlisted
I should know where I stand with the Meridian and the Wells by this time next week, and the HISSAC by the end of the month.
But probably the best news of the weekend is that I’ve finally managed to catch up on my six month challenge word count and have 4,287 words down.
I finally feel like I’m back. Thanks to all of you who’ve motivated me and each other by posting your progression!
From Ireland, Sue Healy is Literary Manager at the Finborough Theatre, London, a full-time Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Lincoln. Her book on theatre literary management is published by Routledge, December 2022.
Sue is an award-winning writer for stage, TV, and prose writer.
Her current project, a 6x60minute TV series, is under option. She is under commission with Lone Wolf Media, producers behind PBS’ “Mercy Street”, to co-write the pilot and treatment for a six-part TV series.
Her most recent stage-play, Imaginationship (2018), enjoyed a sold out, extended run at the Finborough and later showed at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough. Her previous stage productions include Cow (Etcetera Theatre, 2017) and Brazen (King’s Head Theatre, 2016), funded by Arts Council England. Sue’s short plays have been performed at the Criterion (Criterion New Writing Showcase), Arcola (The Miniaturists) and Hackney Attic (Fizzy Sherbet Shorts).
Her radio work includes nine plays broadcast on BBC Radio 4 (Opening Lines winner), WLRfm and KCLR96fm.
Sue has won The Molly Keane Award, HISSAC Prize, Escalator Award, Meridian Prize and has been published in nine literary journals and anthologies including: The Moth, Flight, Tainted Innocence, New Writer, Duality, HISSAC, New European Writers. She has been writer-in-residence on Inis Oírr, Aran Islands, and at the Heinrich Boll Cottage on Achill Island. She has also benefitted from annual artist residencies at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, and at Ginestrelle, Assisi in Italy.
An academic with a PhD in modern theatre history, specifically the Royal Court Theatre, Sue has presented her research internationally. She spent eleven years in Budapest, editing Hungary A.M. She has a PhD in modern theatre history (Royal Court Theatre) and is a UEA Creative Writing MA alumnus.
View all posts by suehealy
October 9th, 2011 at 14:49
Good luck, good luck, good luck. There y’go one wish for each ship!
October 9th, 2011 at 15:07
Many thanks, Diane!
October 9th, 2011 at 15:23
Love your ships analogy. I’m working to launch just one and it’s taking the wind out of my sails some days. Best of luck, Sue!
October 9th, 2011 at 15:37
Thanks Elaine, I like the idea of sending out ‘ships’ because once launched, they’re out there on the big rolling publishing sea and there’s nothing more I can do for them until they (might) come back to port laden with goods. It sort of takes the pressure off. I imagine your ship is rather an aircraft carrier, mine are all little sailboats at the moment.
October 9th, 2011 at 16:46
October 9th, 2011 at 17:00
October 9th, 2011 at 23:39
Crossing my fingers for you!
October 9th, 2011 at 23:46
October 10th, 2011 at 01:18
I have horrible luck with being shortlisted. But i have other writer friends who do much better, so I’m hoping you fall into that category. Break a leg!
October 10th, 2011 at 07:48
Keep at it and your luck will change!
October 10th, 2011 at 11:35
Terrific news – congratulations.
October 10th, 2011 at 17:24
October 10th, 2011 at 13:48
[…] Sue Healy’s posts yet? She’s fantastic. And it just so happens that she recently had another ship show back up on the horizon, proof that the more you send out, the more are likely to come back, […]
October 10th, 2011 at 17:21
Thanks for the cite, Ellis!