Rachel Burns is a poet and playwright from Durham City and currently an Arvon/Jerwood mentee in playwriting. A radio play and a TV drama script were longlisted in recent BBC Scriptrooms. Her poetry has been widely published in literary magazines and online literary sites. The short story Barn Owls was published in Mslexia. She is working on her first YA novel and was selected by New Writing North to take part in the Summer Talent Salon. Her poem The Dolls was shortlisted in The Adult Keats- Shelley Poetry Competition 2017.