‘Ways With Mince’ by UEA alumna Kathryn Simmonds has been shortlisted for the 2023 Comedy Women in Print Short Story Prize. Kathryn (pictured) graduated from the UEA Creative Writing (Poetry) MA in 2002. She received an Eric Gregory Award in the same year and published a pamphlet, Snug, in 2004. Her debut collection of poetry, Sunday at the Skin Launderette, won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection in 2008 and was shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award and longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award. Her second collection, The Visitations, was published in 2013, when she was also named as the inaugural Charles Causley Poet in Residence, and was followed by her debut novel Love and Fallout, which was published by Seren in 2014. Kathryn’s third collection of poetry, Scenes From Life on Earth, was published last year by Salt.