Contributing Chapter

Perspectives on a Young Woman’s Suicide (Routledge, 2021)

Chapter 11. ‘Writing to Remain: Two Diaries from Young Women Who Wrote to Survive’ byLinda Collins. This book is a vital addition to the library of any researcher, academic, or professional interested in suicide and suicide prevention. 


Call and Response 2: A Singapore Migrant Anthology  (Math Paper Press, 2021) A short story, ‘Hunger’. 


A View to Stars: Stories of Love (Marshall-Cavendish, 2020). A short story, ‘Altaire and Vega Over Ghim Moh’.  


Articles, commentary and creative nonfiction

Victoria, 16, playing the ukelele.

Newsroom NZ. Personal essay.

Victoria always. A day in the life of author Linda Collins after the suicide of her teenage daughter

Read Article Creative nonfiction: ‘Departure from the motherland’.
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Literary Mama. Personal essay. ‘Write of passage: Telling a daughter’s story.’
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The Spinoff. A guest commentary
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Quarterly Literary Review of Singapore (QLRS). An essay, ‘A Safe Distance’
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Ethos Books blog. An essay, ‘Losing Jean Marshall: the last meeting’.
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Swamp journal for post-graduate creative writing. A personal essay, ‘My illogical sooth-sayer’.  
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Ethos Books blog. Personal essay. ‘A note on book awards, Loss Adjustment, and ghosts’.
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Ethos newsletter. A letter to readers.
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Poem, chickadee, in the UK’s bath magg:

Poem, Into the Drink, in UEA MA Poetry Anthology 2022

Poem, End Notes, in UEA Creative Writing Society Anthology, Late for a Meeting:

Cordite Poetry Review. ‘Is it safe to cross?’

Oyster River Pages. ‘The shortest poem in America’.

Fanning the flames. UEA Eggboxzine. ‘Resistance is Fertile’, and ‘Armed forces’.

prometheus dreaming. ‘Linguism.’


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.

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