Shoshana Surek’s short fiction, creative nonfiction, essays and poetry appear or are forthcoming in Chicago Quarterly Review, Blue Mesa Review, Burningword Literary Review, Carve Magazine, SmokeLong Quarterly, The Malahat Review, Vestal Review, 3 Elements Review, University Press, Inverted Syntax, The Night Heron Barks, Cease, Cows, and f(r)iction Magazine. Her story, “Masking Tape Over My Fortunate One,” was nominated for a 2017 Pushcart Prize and her poem "Green" was nominated for a 2020 Pushcart Prize. She is a 2019 Finalist in december Magazine's Curt Johnson's Prose Awards.
As a first-generation American and the daughter of a Holocaust survivor, she enjoys reading voices expressing the connections between past and present 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 in Denver. She was a two-time finalist in HBO Comedy Arts Open and a finalist in the Miller Heavyweight Comedy Championships. She was a first-reader for Vestal Review and Inverted Syntax. She and her husband live in the foothills of Colorado with three children and a slew of animals, all of whom are poised to take over the house (and the world).
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