Biography

Dreena Collins was born in Jersey, Channel Islands, where she now works in education; she has a background in teaching and Special Educational Needs. She lives with two males and a dog.

Her stories and poetry have been featured in Mslexia magazine, Interchange periodical and a short story collection, ‘Luggage’, from Strange Days Books. She has been shortlisted and longlisted in several writing competitions, including the internationally celebrated ‘Bridport Prize’.

Dreena’s first collection of short stories, The Blue Hour’ is now available from Amazon in paperback and ebook format.

Things that Dreena loves include comfortable shoes, island holidays, spicy food, irreverence, and her family.

She dislikes intolerance (and Jaffa Cakes).

Shortlisted/Longlisted

2019:

Flash500 Competition

Retreat West – April Flash Fiction Competition (2nd Place)

Click here to read my flash fiction story

Fish Publications Annual Flash Fiction Competition

2018:

Wells Festival of Literature, Short Story Competition

Eyelands International Short Story Competition (published)

Retreat West – Short Story Competition

2017

Mslexia Annual Short Story Competition (top 50)

2016

The Bridport Prize Short Story Competition (top 100)

The Blue Hour: Short Stories Vol. One

Dreena's first collection of short stories is now available from Amazon in paperback and ebook format.