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Eric Bennett

Author's Bio

Eric Bennett lives in New Jersey with his wife and four children. He loves trees without leaves, the silence between songs on a vinyl record, fierce wounded things, and beginning sentences with the word “and.”

Publications and Prizes

Dogzplot Flash Fiction 2011 Anthology (Dogzplot, 2011), Back in 5 Minutes (Little Episodes Publishing, 2010), The Best of Foliate Oak Online (The University of Arkansas, 2010), Dogzplot Flash Fiction 2009 Anthology (Dogzplot, 2009)
50 to 1, 751 Magazine, apt: an online literary journal, Avatar Review, Bartleby Snopes, Bastards and Whores, Bewildering Stories, Cliterature, decomP, Dogmatika, Dogzplot, Drunken Boat, Fiction At Work, Foliate Oak, Foundling Review, fourpaperletters, Ghoti Magazine, Gloom Cupboard, ken*again, Knee-Jerk Magazine, Lit-N-Image, Litterbox Magazine, Long Story Short, Metazen, Monkey Bicycle, Pank, Paradigm, Poor Mojo's Almanac(k), Prick of the Spindle, ragazine, Short Story Library, Short, Fast, and Deadly, Slush Pile, Smokebox, Spilt Milk, Splash of Red, Spork Press, Stirring, The Battered Suitcase, The Legendary, The Oddville Press, The Other Herald, The Smoking Poet, Up The Staircase, why vandalism?, Writer's Bloc, WTF PWM, Yellow Mama
Arkansas College Media Award Winner (second Place), Editor’s Choice – Third Quarterly Review at Bewildering Stories, Pushcart Prize nomination by Foliate Oak, Story of the month twice in 2009 at Bartleby Snopes, The Other Herald writing competition (second and fifth place).

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Pale Flame by Vladimir Nabokov, The Faster I Walk The Smaller I am by Kjersti A. Skomsvold, Poems by Anne Michaels
Favorite Books:
By Order of the King by Victor Hugo, Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels, Perelandra by C.S. Lewis, Kafka was the Rage by Anatole Broyard.
Favorite Authors:
Aimee Bender, George Saunders, Anatole Broyard, Frederick Buechner, G. K. Chesterton, Billy Collins, Joan Didion, Annie Dillard, Fyodor Doestoyevsky, Dave Eggers, Amy Hempel, Victor Hugo, Shelley Jackson, Miranda July, Madeleine L'Engle, C. S. Lewis, Herman Melville, Lorrie Moore, Pablo Neruda, Chuck Palahniuk, Sylvia Plath, Ayn Rand, Rainer Maria Rilke, Charles Williams.

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Listing last updated: July 24, 2012

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer
Gives readings?
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Born in:
Tucson, AZ
Raised in:
Toccoa, GA

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