“To read Kate Maxwell’s Never Good at Maths is to enter a world of social conscience, of ironic humour and satire….”   

Margaret Bradstock, author of Brief Garden

My Moon Man was Short Listed in the ACU Poetry Prize (2021)

Extra Existential Angst was Shortlisted in the Booranga Literary Prize (2021)

Succulents was a Finalist in the Microflix Writing Awards (2021)

Never Again was Highly Commended in the Anton Chekov Prize (2020)

Give Me A Break was a Finalist in the Stories out of School: Flash Fiction Contest (2020)

On the Eve of It All was awarded 1st Prize in the Port Writers Open Literature Competition (2020)

The Captive was Highly Commended in the Lighthouse Originals 100 word story competition (2020)

Keeping Watch was awarded 1st Prize in The Darling Axe Flash Fiction Competition April (2020)

Smoke was Highly Commended in the Laura Literary Awards (initally called Burning) (2004); Commended in the Lane Cove Literary Awards (2018); Commended in the
Alice Sinclair Memorial Writing Competition (2018) and Commended in the Hawkesbury River Writers Inc Poetry (2003)

Rooted was Commended in the NSW Fellowship Australian Writers Far North Coast (2004)

Brave New World was HIghly Commended in the Leeton Eisteddfod Society (2003)

By the Side of the Road was Highly Commended in the New England Review Poetry Competition (2003)

Crossing Borders was Highly Commended in the Leeton Eisteddfod Society (2003)

Never Good at Maths was 3rd Prize in the Edith Fisher Memorial Award (2002)

Fish Shop was awarded 1st Prize in the Fellowship Of Australian Writers – Wollondilly (2002)

Pieces was awarded 3rd Prize in the Wannabee Publishing Poetry Competition (initially called Leftovers) (2001)

Poppies was awarded 1st Prize in the Fellowship Of Australian Writers – Manly Peninsula (2001)