Helen Evans graduated from the Creative Writing M.Litt. at the University of St Andrews in 2010, and worked as a tutor on its Creative Writing Summer Programme in 2011 and 2012. Her poem Night Crossing was placed third in the 2010 Manchester Cathedral International Religious Poetry Competition. She is one of the writers for Sphinx Chapbook Poetry Review. In a previous existence, she trained and worked in journalism, editing the magazine of the British Gliding Association, Sailplane & Gliding, for which she was awarded a Royal Aero Club Certificate of Merit.