M. M. De Voe

M. M. De Voe

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M. M. De Voe once ran away with a group of jugglers. She has also hitchhiked across Germany, been in a John Waters movie, forgotten her bag in a pub in the Australian outback, accepted coffee from a homeless man, and danced for Pope John Paul II. Her MFA is from Columbia, where she won a Writing Division Fellowship and studied under Michael Cunningham, Joyce Johnson, Helen Schulman, Stephen Koch, Nicholas Delbanco, and Michael Scammel.

Her short fiction has been widely published and has won multiple mentions and awards: Wordstock Short Fiction competition, The Raymond Carver Short Fiction Competition, PRISM: international Short Fiction Competition, Phoebe's Short Story Contest, nowCulture.com's Annual Poetry Contest, H. E. Francis Short Story Competition, Fish Publishing's Short Story Prize, The Bellwether Prize, The Dana Awards, and first prize nationally in the Lyric's Annual Poetry Contest. She is a three-time Pushcart nominee, as well as Best of the ‘Net and Best of the Web for her stories. She also won the Regina Russo Outstanding Recent Graduate Award in June 1999, and has been listed in Who's Who of American Women and Who's Who in the World since 2004. She won two Editor's Choice Awards for short fiction published in 2007. "Dulce Domum," is available in the anthology Best of TFL Editor's Picks: 2002-2006.  She is also included in the literary erotica anthology Stirring up a Storm (alongside Joyce Carol Oates and Margaret Atwood). Her novel-in-progress won the Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation Fellowship in 2006 for historical novels with gay-positive characters.

During the day, she runs Pen Parentis, which provides resources to authors who have kids. She recently won a Manhattan Community Arts Fund Grant to help support the organization. You can read more about M. M. and purchase her work at her website.

Contributions by M. M. De Voe

Fall 2009 Issue

Virgin Flight 244, Chicago to Heathrow

Winner, 2009 Literal Latte Short Short Contest.
In airborne darkness, the pain of birth. She grabs her neck just above the locket and feels the pointy head of a small creature…

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Fall 2009 Issue


The listing sounded good…. I arrived exactly on time, breathless, dripping from the humidity, hair captive in a rubber band, flat and lifeless, white tank top sticking to my back. A trickle of sweat ran down between my breasts and itched, but I didn’t dare scratch.

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