Rachel Burns completed a screenwriting talent scheme with Northern Film and Media. Her plays appeared regularly at Live Theatre’s Shortcut events. She has been longlisted in several playwriting competitions, including Verity Bargate and Papatango. Her screenplays were longlisted for full read through in recent BBC Script Rooms 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019. She has been invited to several BBC Writersroom events. She is an alumnus of the 2018 Jerwood/Arvon Mentoring Programme in playwriting. She has short stories published in Mslexia, Here Comes Everyone and Signs of Life anthology. Her poetry pamphlet, A Girl in a Blue Dress, is published by Vane Women Press. She is widely published in literary magazines including The Moth, Butcher’s Dog and Ink, Sweat & Tears. Rachel was placed in the AUB Poetry Competition 2021 and came second in The Julian Lennon Prize For Poetry 2021. Currently, she is a participant in the Creative Future/TLC development programme working on her debut novel.