Jim Ward has been published for poetry and stories in English and Irish in various publications. Impspired will publish his debut collection of poetry later this year. His play Just Guff won 'Best in the West' award at Galway Fringe Festival, 2017 and has toured nationally including Town Hall Studio, Galway, Kilkee Playwright Festival and Liberty Hall, Dublin as part of MayFest 2019. His poem 2016 Proclamation was runner-up in the Galway Bay FM/Thoor Ballylee Yeats Poetry Challenge,2017. Another poem Orange Sunset came 3rd in the Bobby Sands Creative Writing Contest, 2021. A second play Three Quarks was performed live via Zoom on February 2nd last, Joyce’s birthday, by The James Joyce Centre in Dublin. His memoir piece Begging from Beggars is in The 32: An Anthology of Irish Working Class Voices , edited by Paul McVeigh, 2021. He is seeking a publisher for Rednecks in Suburbia, a first novel finished during the lockdown, is working towards a story collection and is also a published cartoonist.