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Soma Mei Sheng Frazier

Soma Mei Sheng Frazier

Author's Bio

Soma Mei Sheng Frazier’s work has been singled out by Robert Olen Butler, who read her short fiction chapbook; Nikki Giovanni, Jim Shepard, Frederick Barthelme and others. She has placed in literary competitions offered by established publications including Zoetrope, Glimmer Train, and the Mississippi Review – where her first published story appeared, in the 2009 MR Prize issue. Her poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and one of her award-winning short fiction pieces was named a Notable Story of 2009 by the storySouth Million Writers Award authors. Soma’s work currently appears in the print issue of Southern Indiana Review, and is forthcoming in Glimmer Train (Issue 89). It can also be found online, at Glimmer Train (Bulletin 72), Carve Magazine, Eleven Eleven and Her Kind.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Collateral Damage: A Triptych (RopeWalk Press, 2013)
Journals:
Carve, Eleven Eleven, Mississippi Review, Reed Magazine, Southern Indiana Review, The New Guard
Prizes:
• “Everyone is Waiting” This short story won first place in Glimmer Train’s October 2012 Family Matters literary competition. It will appear in Glimmer Train Issue 90 / Issue 91 (spring 2014). • “Charlie Golf, Charlie Golf One” This piece earned third place in Glimmer Train’s March 2013 Fiction Open competition. It is the title story of a collection that agents are reading now. • “Tomato” This short story earned Top 25 status in Glimmer Train’s December 2012 Fiction Open. • “Antique” This short story – a finalist in the 2010 Asian American Short Story Contest, hosted by Hyphen magazine and the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, and judged by Alexander Chee and Jaed Coffin – first appeared in Eleven Eleven #14. • “Kitchen Math” This short story was a Finalist in Carve Magazine’s 2012 Raymond Carver Short Story competition, and won an Honorable Mention in Glimmer Train’s June 2012 Fiction Open. • “Shita e Mairimasu” This story earned Top 25 status in Glimmer Train’s July 2012 Very Short Fiction Award. • Terminal This collection won the 2012 Ropewalk Press Fiction Chapbook Editor’s Prize, 2nd place. • “The Deepest Hours” This poem, a finalist in The Knightville Poetry Contest, appeared in The New Guard 2011. • “She Must Remember” This short story, a Top Ten selection in the 2011 Zoetrope: All-Story short story contest and a semi-finalist in the Machigonne Fiction Contest, appeared in The New Guard 2011. • Zero Pressure This fiction collection was a finalist in the 2011 RopeWalk Press Editor’s Prize contest. • Photographs of Earth This poetry collection was a semi-finalist in the 10th Annual Slope Editions Book Prize contest. • “Not Going to Come Out Clean” This short-short was selected as one of the Top 25 in the Glimmer Train Press January 2011 Very Short Fiction contest. • “Hands” This story earned an Hon. Mention in Glimmer Train’s Oct. 2011 Family Matters contest. • Face: Six Stories This collection— a finalist in the RopeWalk Press Thomas A. Wilhelmus Fiction Chapbook Prize contest—was singled out for special mention by Robert Olen Butler. • Inaudible Song This book-length manuscript was chosen as a semi-finalist in Black Lawrence Press’s 2011 Hudson Prize contest. • “Cormorants” This poem was a finalist in the 2010 Pinch Literary Awards in Fiction and Poetry contest, judged by Beth Ann Fennelly. • “Comedy” This poem earned an Honorable Mention from world-renowned poet Nikki Giovanni, and was published in the 2010-11 issue of New Millennium Writings. • “Telling Her” and “Piñata” These poems were selected as Finalists in the 9th Annual Mudfish Poetry Prize contest and published in Mudfish 16. “Piñata” was nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and will also appear in Kore Press’s “Best of 2012” collection, to be released in 2013. • “Zero Pressure” This story was selected as Third Place Winner in Carve Magazine’s 2009 Raymond Carver Prize contest, and published in the 2009 summer issue of Carve Magazine. Named a Notable Story of 2009 by storySouth, it will be included in the Carve 2009-2010 Anthology. • “Inaudible Song” This story was selected by celebrated author Frederick Barthelme as a Finalist in the Mississippi Review 2009 Prize contest, and published in MR Prize 2009. It was also a Finalist in the Glimmer Train Press Short-Story Award For New Writers contest. • “Ai-guo” This story was selected by acclaimed author Lee K. Abbott as a finalist in The Journal’s 6th Annual Short Story Contest. It appeared in Reed Magazine, #63. • “The Projects” This short-short was selected as one of the Top 25 in the Glimmer Train Press January 2010 Very Short Fiction contest. • “Photographs of Earth” This poem was selected as a Finalist in The Comstock Review’s annual poetry contest and published in Volume 18, #2.

Personal Favorites

Favorite Books:
Best American Short Stories - Any Volume

Please note: All information in the Directory is provided by the listed writers or their representatives.
Listing last updated: December 4, 2013

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Mixed Race
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Tucson, AZ
Raised in:
Lebanon, NH

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