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Welcome new readers for Drunken Boat! The newest members of the fiction editorial team join Holly Wendt (Assistant Fiction Editor), Ann Bogle, Stephanie King, Judy Yu, Joe Truscello and Fiction Editor Deborah Poe.

Sherrie Flick is the author of the award-winning flash fiction chapbook I Call This Flirting (Flume) and the novel Reconsidering Happiness (Bison Books), a semi-finalist for the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award. Select anthologies include Flash Fiction Forward (Norton), New Sudden Fiction (Norton), and The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction. Her short-short fiction has appeared in Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, North American Review, and Black Warrior Review, among others. In 2010, her story “Little Dog” was a finalist for the A Room of Her Own Orlando Prize for Sudden Fiction.

Flick has been granted fellowships from Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Ucross Foundation, and Atlantic Center for the Arts. Recently she served as January-term writer-in-residence at Salem College. A recipient of a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts grant, she lives in Pittsburgh where she teaches in Chatham University’s MFA programs, writes, edits, gardens, and cooks. For more information, visit www.sherrieflick.com.

Laura Koons recently completed her PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Tennessee. She has served in the past as Fiction Editor and reader for Grist: The Journal for Writers, as a reader for Quarter After Eight, and as Editor for Lycoming College’s literary magazine, The Tributary. She currently lives in Roanoke, Virginia.

Katharine Mitchell holds a MFA in Fiction from the University of Montana and a MA in Literature from the University of Mississippi. She lived and worked in China for five years and now teaches literature and creative writing at an international school in Bangkok.

Racquel Simone (Goodison) was born and grew up in Kingston 20, Jamaica. She earned a doctorate in English at Binghamton University and is currently an assistant professor at the Borough of Manhattan Community College. She was awarded a scholarship to the Fine Arts Work Center and been the recipient of several writing awards and grants. Her stories can be found in such literary journals as the Black Arts Quarterly, Proud Flesh Journal, Kweli Journal and Drunken Boat.

Elizabeth Thorpe’s short stories and excerpts from her novel-in-progress have appeared in Painted Bride Quarterly, Per Contra, Press 1, Puckerbrush Review, Stolen Island Review, and The Maine Review, among others. She lives in Philadelphia, where she teaches at Drexel University and at The University of the Arts, in the Pre-College program. She earned her MFA in Writing from Goddard

Jill Widner’s fiction has appeared recently in Short Fiction 4 (University of Plymouth Press, UK), Juked, Asia Literary Review (Hong Kong), Bamboo Ridge: Journal of Hawai’i Literature and Arts, CellStories, Willesden Herald New Short Stories 3 (pretend genius press, UK), Hobart (online), Kartika Review, Kyoto Journal, North American Review, and Memoir (and). Jill was the recipient of a 2007 Artist Trust/Washington State Arts Commission Fellowship and a 2009 Artist Trust (GAP) project grant; she has been awarded residencies at Yaddo and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts; and she is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

And thanks to everyone who responded to our call for new fiction readers. You guys are superstars!

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Published Mar 02, 2011 - Comments Off on Our fiction readers put yours to shame

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