Shoshana Surek’s short fiction, creative nonfiction, essays and poetry appear or are forthcoming in Carve Magazine, SmokeLong Quarterly, The Malahat Review, Vestal Review, 3 Elements Review, University Press, Cease, Cows, and f(r)iction Magazine. Her story, “Masking Tape Over My Fortunate One,” was nominated for a 2017 Pushcart Prize and she is a 2019 Finalist in december Magazine's Curt Johnson's Prose Awards. As an advocate for marginalized and unidentified gifted and gifted-disabled children, Shoshana has been published in and written for journals in the United States, Australia, Thailand, Canada, and all over Europe and Scandinavia. She was a first reader for Vestal Review and Inverted Syntax. She is passionate about writers and poets who use language to expand and enhance the reader’s world.
 
As a first-generation American and the daughter of a Holocaust survivor, she enjoys reading voices expressing the connection that exists when everything -and so little- has changed. Shoshana studied Literature in England and earned both her MA and MFA Creative Writing in Poetry and Fiction. She was a two-time finalist in HBO Comedy Arts Open and a finalist in the Miller Heavyweight Comedy Championships. She and her husband live in the foothills of Colorado with three children and a slew of animals, both of whom are poised to take over the house (and the world).

 

Follow her on Twitter at @shoshana_surek. Read more of her work below.

How to contact me: leave various cryptic clues in the text of your next published book, story, or poem. Spread the message over many years and reprints. Alternately, you could email. Your choice.

Published Work

"2019 Curt Johnson Prose Award in Fiction - Finalist"

August 14, 2019

I am honored to be a finalist and be listed in the next issue of December magazine! Judged by Rita Mae Brown.

"Felix Phillipp Lovász is a good Christian Name"

July 10, 2019

Carve Magazine - Summer Issue, 2019

Interview with CARVE Magazine Editor, Cameron Maynard

June 26, 2019

Interview about, "Felix Phillipp Lovász is a good Christian Name," published Summer 2019, Carve Magazine

"Yōd-Hē ways to be an American"

November 14, 2018

Malahat Review, 2019

"The Strength of Horseradish"

August 22, 2018

Cease, Cows, 2018

"Alef Base Alef"

April 10, 2018

3 Elements, Spring 2018 issue.

"Masking Tape Over My Fortunate One" (Nominated for a 2017 Pushcart Prize)

May 31, 2017

Vestal Review, 2017

"Branching from the Willow" (Awarded Story of the Week)

February 25, 2017

Vestal Review - Awarded "Story of the Week"

"When My Knees Ache"

January 12, 2017

F(r)iction Magazine, 2017

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