• 2nd place winner, 2016 Francis MacManus Short Story Award
  • Joint-winner, 2015 Irish Writers' Centre Novel Fair Competition
  • 2nd and 3rd place winner, 2000 Bad Kitty Films' Short Screenplay Competition

Events / Festivals

Lisa has read or participated in the following literary festivals and events:
  • Dublin Book Festival
  • Cúirt International Literary Festival
  • Doolin Writers' Weekend
  • Dromineer Literary Festival
  • Northwest Words Writers' Weekend, Letterkenny
  • Penfest, Carlow
  • Over the Edge, Galway
  • Staccato, Dublin
  • At the Edge, Cavan
  • Utter Word, Galway


Lisa has had fiction, poetry, screenplays and non-fiction published in the following publications:
Galway Stories, (Lisa Frank, editor)
Natural Bridge
The Journal of Popular Culture
Common Culture (
Prentice Hall)
Irish Times
Landing Places Anthology
Dogs Singing Anthology (Salmon)
Nth Degree
Boyne Berries
Steptoe Quarterly