Rosemary Gemmell

Writer and Author

Encouragement to Persevere!
  • Winner of Writing group Poetry Competition 2014 
  • Shortlisted in Holland Park Press Poetry Competition 2014
  • Runner-up in txtlit micro-story competition January 2014
  • Highly Commended in Ifanca Helene James Story Competition 2013 
  • Runner-up in Pitlochry Crime Novel Award at SAW 2013
  • Winner of Short Story Competition - Multi-story Online 
  • The Waterloo Collection - a Runner up in Short Story Competition
  • Holland Press - shortlisted in Poetry  Competition
  • Writers' News - Runner up in Short Story Competition
  • Whitby Dracula Competition - a Runner up in Poetry Competition 
  • Winner of txtlit Mini Story (online)
  • Shortlisted in Spring Story Competition (online) -Writers' Village
  • Writing Magazine - Winner of Annual Love Story Competition Cup
  • Writers' Forum - Winner of Monthly Poetry Competition
  • Freelance Market News - Winner of Monthly Short Story Competition
  • Ottakar's/Faber National Poetry Day - Winner in Glasgow Region
  • Winner of Falkirk Cup for Children's Story
  • Woman's Short Story Winner at the annual Scottish Association of Writers Conference
  • Alistair Walker Trophy for General Article at the SAW

There have been several more mentions at the SAW over the years as well as various other places like the writing group and writing seminars. Everything is encouragement to keep going!

Inspiration and Dreams

'Inspiration is the act of drawing up a chair to the writing desk.' Anon

'We have the power to shrink our dreams to fit reality, or the power to stretch our reality to fit our dreams.' Anon