- The Caverns of Khidina (shortlisted)
- A Butterfly In Carcosa (nominated)
Data Dump AwardDJ Tyrer is one of the most long-listed poets for the Data Dump Award for the best speculative poetry published in the UK, and finally had a poem placed in 2015.
- Strange Beings (short-listed)
- Vanguard Fleet (long-listed)
- Virgil's Ongoing Researches (Joint-Second).
- Mechanical Man (long-listed)
- Virgil's Ongoing Researches (short-listed; placed in 2015).
- Opening Shots In The Time War (long-listed).
- Horizon Of Time (long-listed).
- Pioneer Approaches Aldebaran (long-listed).
- Dark Star (long-listed).
- Pioneer Approaches Aldebaran (short-listed; long-listed again in 2011).
- Back To The Beginning (long-listed).
- On A Far And Distant World (long-listed).
- Relativity (long-listed).
- Children of the Swarm (long-listed)
- Star Cats (long-listed)
Writing Magazine Monthly Subscriber Competitions
'Music' Short Story Competition (May 2016 issue)
- Music Unlike Any (Runner-up)
'Local Reporter' Short Story Competition (February 2016 issue)
- The Upstairs Flat (Second Place) - read it here
'Mid-Story Sentence' Short Story Competition (January 2016 issue)
- Behind Schedule (Runner-up) [misattributed as DY Tyrer]
Earlyworks Press Competitions
Flash Fiction Competition
- A Sound (shortlisted) - published in Apples, Shadows and Light (2017)
Editor's Choice/Readers' Choice AwardsSome anthologies include an editor's choice (chosen by the editor and/or panel) and/or a readers' choice for best fiction in the collection.
Ill-Considered Expeditions (April Moon Books)
- The White Goddess (one of five editor's choice awards).
Carillon "Let's Be Absurd" Competition
- Beaker Man (short-listed)
Stonethread SpecFic Competition
2014 - SpecFic III
- How Do I Feed? (semi-finalist)
Write A Story For Children CompetitionThe Academy of Children's Writers competition.
- Sir Blodry the Sentry (final 10% in the judging)