In 2018, Swinburne won the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award for her fiction. Afterwards she gained 3rd price at the Bridgend Writers Circle Competition and was shortlisted for the Writers Bureau Short Story Competition. Most recently, she has written fiction for award-winning, literary journal Lunate. In 2021, Swinburne was shortlisted by Silver Apples Magazine Issue 16 for At least remember. She has three novels in various stages of completion.