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).
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