[Updated 15 August 2018: At the time this post was written in 2016, the Melita Hume Prize was free to enter. In 2018 there is now a submission charge. Please note that at the time Leilanie Stewart was longlisted for the Melita Hume Prize in 2014, and Joseph Robert longlisted for the Melita Hume Prize in 2015, there were no submission fees to enter.]

Now that my Tribunal Hearing is over, I feel that I can finally try to start piecing my life back together after a nightmarish year. Strange how destructive personal issues can knock the creativity out of one’s soul and kill inspiration. But here’s to the future!


To celebrate all things literary for 2016, here is a competition link for the Melita Hume prize, which is how I got my poetry pamphlet, A Model Archaeologist published. Enjoy!

About Leilanie Stewart

Leilanie Stewart is an author and poet from Belfast, Northern Ireland. Her writing centres around protagonists who are on a journey of self-discovery and who explore their identity by overcoming adversity. She began writing for publication while working as an English teacher in Japan, a career pathway that has influenced themes in her writing. Her former career as an Archaeologist has also inspired her writing and she has incorporated elements of archaeology and mythology into both her fiction and poetry. In addition to promoting her own work, Leilanie runs Bindweed Magazine, a creative writing ezine, with her writer husband, Joseph Robert. Aside from literary pursuits, Leilanie enjoys spending time with her husband and their lively literary tot, a voracious reader of construction vehicle books. CONNECT WITH ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA: https://mailchi.mp/17e6ca162ff3/leilanie-stewart-author

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  1. Leilanie, I’m so glad you have passed beyond the challenges that held you at bay in recent times. Best wishes moving forward.



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