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Collins with writer Akshita Nanda at the launch of Loss Adjustment in Singapore


Obtained an MA in Creative Writing (Distinction) from the University of East Anglia, UK.

Longlisted for the US journal The Dillydown Review’s Short Story Contest with my submission, Whales in Brooklyn

My prompt was used in the UK’s NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writing Month) and there’s a video of me reading a poem from Sign Language for the Death of Writing:

I was the headline act at Last Pub Standing, Norwich:

With Burmese poet Ko Ko Thett, read at the UK-Japanese Poetry Exchange at Dragon Hall, Norwich, in an event organised by the fabulous Steven J. Fowler:

Singapore spoken word evening organised by Steph Chan, I had an open mic slot:

Linda Collins is Runner-up in the Mslexia Poetry Contest (single poem) in the UK. Judge, Pascale Petit. January.  World Chinese translation right to Loss Adjustment sold by Ethos Books Singapore to Beijing Guangchen . Deal brokered by Grayhawk Literary Agency.


Shortlisted for the Bridport Prize in Poetry.

Singapore Writers Festival panellist

Auckland Writers Festival guest speaker. ‘Life and loss: Collins & Colquhoun’.

Nonfiction NOW conference: Ethics hui/roundtable participant

Samaritans of NZ: skills development talk on Loss Adjustment and suicide prevention.

Oamaru Library: Launch of NZ edition of Loss Adjustment

Petronella’s Bookstore, Lake Tekapo: Talk on suicide prevention and Loss Adjustment.

Singapore Writers Festival panellist.

Reading Series speaker at Yale-NUS with Commonwealth Short Story prize winner Parashar Kulkarni.

PleaseStay.movement: meetings with Singapore agencies and government ministry representatives to advocate for youth suicide prevention.

Palmerston, NZ: Library talk.

Storm media writers’ webchat:


Launch of Loss Adjustment at The Moon, Singapore

Singapore Writers Festival panellist.

Mental-health discussion and book signing, Wardah Books.

City Book store.



Speaker on global mental health panel hosted by Paramount Films.

Keynote speaker with financial powerhouse Nomura in Singapore talking about Loss Adjustment to commemorate World Mental Health Day, hosted by Chuck Myong, Nomura co-head of global markets sales, Asia ex-Japan:

  1. Mastercard mental-health panel. Red Hat mental-health panel. Visa Card Gay Pride mental-health panel.


2022. Runner-up, Mslexia Poetry Contest (single poem).

2021. Shortlisted for Bridport Prize in Poetry.

2020. Loss Adjustment shortlisted for the Singapore Book Awards.

– International Excellence scholarship from the University of East Anglia, UK.

2019. Honorable Mention in the Glimmer Train Very Short Story contest for ‘Lavender’.

2018. Shortlisted for the Hachette Australia trans-tasman mentorship. Long-listed for the New Zealand flash fiction awards.


Nonfiction judge of the Yale-National University of Singapore literary awards 2020.

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