DC-based Texas writer/theatre artist/arts educator Elizabeth Bruce’s debut novel, And Silent Left the Place, won Washington Writers’ Publishing House’s Fiction Award, ForeWord Magazine’s Bronze Fiction Prize, and was a Texas Institute of Letters’ Best Work of First Fiction Finalist. Bruce has published prose in the USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand, and Malawi, including in FireWords Quarterly, Pure Slush, takahē magazine, Spadina Literary Review, Attic Door Press, Inklette, Lines & Stars,‘Merica Magazine, Olive Press, The Remembered Arts, The Nthanda Review, Eos: The Creative Context, Human Noise Journal, Degenerate Literature, BareBack Magazine, and The Washington Post. She has had stories included in several anthologies, including Paycock Press’ Gargoyle 64 and Gravity Dancers, as well as Vine Leaves Literary Journal: A Collection of Vignettes from Across the Globe, Weasel Press’ How Well You Walk through Madness: An Anthology of Beat, and the upcoming Blue Hour Anthology. Her educational book, CentroNía’s Theatrical Journey Playbook: Introducing Science to Early Learners through Guided Pretend Play by Elizabeth Bruce, was a Finalist for the 12th Annual National Indie Excellence© Awards, 10th Annual International Book Awards, & 9th Annual IAN Book of the Year Awards. Bruce has received fellowships from the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, Poets & Writers, and the McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation. Recently, the Australia-based Spadina Literary Review nominated Bruce’s story, “Dolores,” for the 2018 Pushcart Prizes. “The Grass Jesus Walked On” is part of Bruce’s collection-in-process, Family Dollars, each story in which begins with the words “one dollar.”
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