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2021 Prose Bundle

Publication Date: December 2021

About

This bundle contains:

The Ways We Get By by Joe Dornich
More Enduring for Having Been Broken by Gwendolyn Paradice
The Violence Almanac by Miah Jeffra
All the Comfort Sin Can Provide by Grant Faulkner
Fire & Water: Stories from the Anthropocene edited by Mary Fifield & Kristin Thiel
The Stone Sister by Caroline Patterson
Breaking Points by Chelsea Stickle
Animal Disorders by Deborah Thompson

 

 

About the Authors

Joe Dornich

Joe Dornich is a graduate of Texas Tech's creative writing program where he was the managing editor of Iron Horse Literary Review. His stories have won contests and fellowships from The Master's Review, Carve Magazine, South Central MLA, Key West Literary Seminars, and the South Carolina Academy of Authors. Joe lives in Knoxville and teaches at the University of Tennessee.

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Gwendolyn Paradice

Gwendolyn Paradice is hearing impaired, queer, and a member of the Cherokee Nation. Her writing has earned nominations for both the Pushcart and Best American Essays, and her nonfiction, fiction, and poetry have appeared in Assay, Crab Orchard Review, Brevity, Fourth River, Booth, and others. She retains a MA in Nonfiction from the University of North Texas, an MFA from Bennington College, and is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Missouri, where she lives with her partner. When she’s not weightlifting, playing video games, or trying to read all the books she’s amassed, she writes speculative fiction, nontraditional nonfiction, and bends genre.

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Miah Jeffra

Miah Jeffra is author of The Fabulous Ekphrastic Fantastic! (Sibling Rivalry 2020), The Violence Almanac (Black Lawrence 2021), the chapbook The First Church of What's Happening (Nomadic 2017), and co-editor, with Arisa White and Monique Mero, of the anthology Home is Where You Queer Your Heart (Foglifter 2021). Awards include the New Millennium Prize, the Sidney Lanier Fiction Prize, The Atticus Review Creative Nonfiction Prize, the Alice Judson Hayes Fellowship, Lambda Literary Fellowship, and 2019 finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Outstanding Anthology. Most recent work can be seen in StoryQuarterly, Prairie Schooner, The North American Review, The Pinch, The Greensboro Review, DIAGRAMjubilat and Barrelhouse. Miah is a founding editor of Whiting Award-winning queer literary collaborative, Foglifter Press, and teaches writing and antiracist studies at Santa Clara University.

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Grant Faulkner

Grant Faulkner is the Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and the co-founder of 100 Word Story. He’s published All the Comfort Sin Can Provide, Fissures, and Nothing Short of 100: Selected Tales from 100 Word Story. He has also published two books on writing, Pep Talks for Writers: 52 Insights and Actions to Boost Your Creative Mojo, and Brave the Page, a teen writing guide. His stories have appeared in dozens of literary magazines, including Tin House, The Southwest Review, and The Gettysburg Review, and he has been anthologized in collections such as Norton’s New Micro: Exceptionally Short Fiction and Best Small Fictions. His essays on creativity have been published in The New York Times, Poets & Writers, LitHub, Writer’s Digest, and The Writer. Additionally, Grant serves on the National Writing Project's Writer's Council, Lit Camp's Advisory Council, and Aspen Words' Creative Council. He's also the co-host of the podcast Write-minded. Follow him on Twitter at @grantfaulkner and on Instagram at @grantfaulkner.

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Mary Fifield

Mary Fifield’s writing has appeared in Midway Journal, Cargo Literary Magazine, The Write Launch, and others. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and her short story collection, Last of the Species and Other Stories, was a finalist for the Black Lawrence Press Hudson Prize. Mary lives in Portland, Oregon, with her partner, travels regularly to Latin America, and is working on a novel about the climate crisis.

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Kristin Thiel

Kristin Thiel started writing before she knew how to spell, dictating stories to her mom. She now makes her living writing and editing. Her short stories and essays have appeared in other anthologies (Dzanc Books, Seal Press), for which she received the honor of reading at Powell’s Books.

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Caroline Patterson

Caroline Patterson is the author of Ballet at the Moose Lodge and two children's books on the natural world. She edited the literary anthology Montana Women Writers: A Geography of the Heart. Her short fiction and essays have been published in journals including Epoch, Outside, Southwest Review, and Seventeen, and have been included in anthologies including A Million Acres, Montana Noir, Bright Bones, and The New Montana Story. A graduate of the University of Montana creative writing program in fiction, she was awarded the Wallace Stegner Fellowship in Fiction at Stanford University, the Joseph Henry Jackson Prize from the San Francisco Foundation, a Vogelstein Foundation Award, and the Montana Arts Council Fellowship. She’s received residencies at Ucross, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and Ragdale. She is currently the executive director of the Missoula Writing Collaborative, which places writers to teach creative writing in more than 34 elementary schools in rural, urban, and reservation schools across western Montana. She lives with her husband, writer Fred Haefele, in the Missoula home her great-grandfather built in 1906, which he built on the banks of the Clark Fork River where, he told his five-year-old son back in Chicago, they could throw stones in the water and the family could come and “cut out all worrying.” Her two grown children visit on Sundays for dinner and laundry.

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Chelsea Stickle

Chelsea Stickle’s flash fiction appears in matchbook, Pithead Chapel, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and others. Her story “Postcard Town” was selected for Best Microfiction 2021. Other stories have been nominated for Best Small Fictions, Best of the Net, Best Microfiction, and the Pushcart Prize. She lives in Annapolis, Maryland with her black rabbit George and a forest of houseplants. Breaking Points is her debut chapbook. Read more at chelseastickle.com and on Twitter @Chelsea_Stickle.

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Deborah Thompson

Debby Thompson is a Professor of English at Colorado State University, where teaches literature and creative nonfiction. She has published creative and critical essays, and has won the Missouri Review and Iowa Review awards in creative nonfiction, as well as a Pushcart prize. She is the author of Pretzel, Houdini, and Olive: Essays on the Dogs of My Life, published by Red Hen Press, and is working on a nonfiction book on mythologies of dogs in American culture.

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