The Sylvia Plath Poetry Prize – Second Prize for ‘A Sudden Mother’
Lucent Dreaming Short Story Competition – Second place for ‘A Change of Skin’ (2020)
BBC National Short Story Award – Longlisted for ‘Rhizome’ (2020)
Poetry London Poetry Prize – Special mention for ‘Eve’ (2020)
Literature Wales Writers Bursary (2019/20)
Wales Book of the Year – Shortlisted for Salacia (2020)
Seren Christmas Poetry Competition – First place for poem ‘The Grey Mare’ (2017)
The Welsh Poetry Competition – Highly Commended for ‘Cawl’ (2017)
The Terry Hetherington Young Writers Award – Highly commended for ‘Welsh Cakes’ (2017)
The Welsh Poetry Competition – Highly commended for ‘Homesick’ (2016)
The Terry Hetherington Young Writers Award – First place (2016)
Robin Reeves Writing Prize – Third place (2015)


‘I Learned the Language of Motherhood,’ in Poetry Wales 58.3
A Sudden Mother,’ in After Sylvia (Nine Arches Press, 2022)
‘July 2nd, 3:08pm’ in New Welsh Reader, Issue 130
‘Poem for Marshae Jones’ & ‘Flash: Christine Keeler Astride and Arne Jacobson Chair,’ in Poetry Wales 57.1
3 Poems translated in the Greek Anthology of Young Welsh Poets, 2020
‘Lingering,’ ‘The Bees’ & ‘Relapse,’ on iamb
‘Song for a Bird’s Skull,’ in Deep Time Anthology, 2020
‘Telling Your Father at Bwlch Nant yr Arian,’ in New Welsh Reader, Summer 2020
‘Snow Day on the Graig,’ Poetry Wales, Issue 56.1
‘Rapunzel’ & ‘Gothel,’ in Poetry Wales: Stay at Home Special
‘We Smoked Cigarettes,’ in The Broken Spine, Issue 1
‘Waxing/Waning,’ Black Bough, 2019
‘Ffynon Elian,’ in Well Dam! 2019
‘The Visitor,’ New Welsh Reader, 2018
3 poems in Cheval 11, (Parthian, 2018)
‘Lingering,’ The Lampeter Review, Issue 16
‘Pythagorus Theorem,’ in Banshee Lit Mag,’ 2017
3 Poems in The Lonely Crowd, Issue 6
3 poems in Cheval 10, (Parthian, 2017)
‘Homesick,’ in Welsh Poetry Competition Anthology, 2016
‘Fy Iaith,’ How to Exit a Burning Building, (Parthian, 2016)

Short Stories & Fiction

‘Sorrow,’ in Litro Magazine, 2022
‘Rumours,’ in The Ghastling, 2022
‘A Change of Skin,’ Lucent Dreaming, 2020
‘How to Conceive a Crow,’ New Welsh Reader, Summer 2020
‘Welsh Cakes,’ in Cheval 10, (Parthian, 2017)
‘Cartref,’ in Cheval 9, (Parthian, 2016)

Essays & Articles

Two Pink Lines‘ in Nation.Cymru, 2022
Support Bubbles for new parents in Wales come too little, too late,’ in The National, 2021
Womxn, Wombs, Vessels: the US Elections and Reproductive Rights,’ in Wales Arts Review, 2020
Becoming a Mother During a Global Pandemic,’ in Wales Arts Review, 2020
Hay Festival: Writers at Work, May 2019


Writers on Reading with George Sandifer-Smith, Episode 13
‘How I wrote ‘Blessing for the Women”Poetry Wales, July 2022
Writer of the Month Feature – The Broken Spine Arts Collective, June 2022
Interview – Broken Asides, – The Broken Spine Arts Collective, June 2022
Writers on Reading with Natalie Ann Holborow, June. 2020
The Slumbering Sloth Podcast, October 2020
‘Mari Ellis Dunning on the poems that inspire her,’Poetry Wales, May 2020
Rhaglen Rhys Mwyn, BBC Radio Cymru, May 2019
‘In Conversation with…’ – Black Bough, June 2019
‘New Welsh Writers: Mari Ellis Dunning’ – Cardiff Review, Feb 2019
The Crunch Podcast, Episode 10, December 2018


“I am my own stranger,” Anne Sexton