In 2020 Julie-ann was Highly Commended in the Forward Prize for Poetry 2020/2021 and Highly Commended in the Bridport prize. She has won several awards including first prize in the Frogmore Poetry Prize and the New Writer Poetry Competition Short Collection prize, and was a runner-up in the Mslexia Poetry Competition three times.

She’s had poems included in over twenty anthologies and many published in magazines and journals including Poetry Ireland Review, Agenda, The Stand, The Moth, Cyphers, The Reader, Raceme, Under the Radar, Butcher’s Dog, The Reader, Poetry News, Popshot magazine, Interpreter’s House, Brittle Star, One Hand Clapping and The New Welsh Review. 

In 2018 she won second prize in the Battered Moons Poetry Competition and was shortlisted in the Strokestown Poetry Festival Competition and both shortlisted and longlisted in the Falmouth Contemporary Poetry Festival Competition. In 2019 she won second prize in the Buzzwords Poetry Competition

Anthologies include:

Cities, Towns and Villages chapbook, editor Laura Ffye, Scottish Writers’ Centre, 2020

The Forward Book of Poetry, 2020/21

The Mountains You Cannot See, Slice of the Moon Books, 2020 in support of Mind and CALM

Pale Fire, new writing about the moon, Frogmore Press, 2019

Play, edited by Susan Taylor and Simon Williams, Paper Dart Press, 2018

Project Boast Anthology, editors Alyson Hallett and Rachel Bentham, Triarchy Press, 2018

The Echoing Gallery, Bristol Poets and Art in the City, Redcliffe Poetry, editor Rachael Boast, 2013

The Furies poetry anthology, in aid of Rape Crisis, England and Wales, 2014, For Books’ Sake, editor Eve Lacey, 2014

Nominated for the Saboteur Award, 2015

Hand Luggage Only, anthology of the Open Poetry’s International Sonnet Competition (judged by Don Paterson) 2007

Moor Poets Anthologies, I, II III and IV, 2003, 2005, 2013, 2018