Contributor/Alumni Updates: Spring 2021

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We’re always pleased to share updates from our family of contributor-alumni and other friends. Here’s what we’ve collected between our last update and now. Have something to share? Submit your news here for inclusion in a future update.

These are the updates we received between our March 2021 update and May 16. Congrats, all!


Sarah Barnett’s flash essay, “Comfort” (Hippocampus, March 2020), received first prize in the feature story category in the Delaware Press Association’s 2021 Communications Contest. The essay will be entered into the National Communications Contest sponsored by the National Federation of Press Women.

Damon Brown published the new book “Build From Now: How to Know Your Power, See Your Abundance & Nourish the World”, on his new self-published imprint, Bring Your Worth. He launched a free creative resource quiz at and hosts a new free creative business show, #BringYourWorth, at

Rachel Fleishman was honored to win The Lancet’s 2020 Wakley Prize for her essay Dreams Deferred, published in The Lancet on December 19, 2020. She was also thrilled to publish a personal reflection on parenting as a physician during the pandemic in HerStry in February of 2021.

Daniel Miller’s “Fall Cutting” in the Sept 2020 issue of The Hopper was a finalist for the Texas Institute of Letters 2021 Kay Cattarulla Award for Best Short Story.

Claire O’Brien’s winning Hippocampus Magazine essay “Dead Weight” also won the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) prize for first-person essay in its 2021 writing awards.

Marsh Rose’s novel, Escape Routes, was published by Sunbury Press in March.

Karen Zey published flash CNF in two print anthologies in spring 2021. Chronicling the Days (Guernica Press) included “UNDER CONTROL?” and “KEEPSAKE” appeared in Heroic Care (Words Unbound Books).

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