Her poem, 'Mislaid' was shortlisted in the Poetry Kit's spring competition 2018 Her poem 'At the Water's Edge' was shortlisted in the Poetry Kit's summer competition 2017 Her poem, 'Bike' was shortlisted in the YES Arts Festival competition 2017 Her poem, 'Not As Planned' was commended in Poetry Space poetry competition 2017.
Dorothy was a finalist in January's Quiet Slam at the Shore Poets, Edinburgh 2016
Six of her poems were published in the magazine Obsessed with Pipework in January 2014
Her poem 'Mother, this is snow' was highly commended in Ware Poets Open Competition in May 2013 In April 2013, her poem 'Without Witness' was accepted for publication in New Writing Scotland 31. Both her entries were shortlisted for the James Kirkup Memorial Poetry Competition in 2013.
Her poem 'On the Verge' received an Honourable Mention in the Poetry Kit's summer 2012 nature poetry competition, judged by Lesley Burt.
Her poem 'Wondering About God' was runner up in the Second Light poetry competition December 2011 judged by Fiona Sampson. Her poem on the theme of 'Family Ties' was selected to be one of three discussed by Ruth Padel and members of the Edinburgh School of Poets for a programme about poetry workshops on BBC Radio 4. It was broadcast on October 30th 2011. Two poems were highly commended in the Poetry Space competition 2011 (judged by Rose Flint). Her poem 'Wearing Her Pearls' was commended in the Ware Poets Open Poetry Competition 2011 (judged by Carole Satyamurti).
Her poem/play for three women, 'Timepieces' was performed by Lisa Nicoll, Catherine Gillard and Liza Shackelton, directed by David Betz-Heinemann, as part of TraVerses at the Traverse Theatre in December 2010. Her poem, '29th April' was shortlisted for the Second Light poetry competition 2010. The poem 'Dawn at Benares' (below) reached the final of the Aesthetica Creative Works Annual competition, 2010. Her poem, Currie, has been filmed in collaboration with Anna Dickie and Stephanie Tan as part of 'This Collection' and can be found on: www.vimeo.com/15818895 . For more information about 'This Collection' see: www.thiscollection.theexperimentalfilm.com