Tara L. Masih

Andover, MA 018103520

Author's Bio

Tara L. Masih received an MA in Writing and Publishing from Emerson College. She is editor of two ForeWord Books of the Year, The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction and The Chalk Circle: Intercultural Prizewinning Essays. Her debut story collection, Where the Dog Star Never Glows, was a finalist in the National Best Books Awards. She is Series Editor for the annual Best Small Fictions. Tara has published fiction, poetry, and essays in numerous anthologies and literary magazines (such as Confrontation, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Natural Bridge, Night Train, The Los Angeles Review, Pleiades, and The Caribbean Writer), and her essays have been read on NPR. Several limited edition illustrated chapbooks featuring her flash fiction have been published by The Feral Press, along with poet’s farthing cards. Tara was the assistant editor for STORIES literary magazine, and a regular contributor to The Indian-American and Masala magazines. She now works as a freelance book editor. She is represented by Kerry D'Agostino at Curtis Brown Ltd.

Publications and Prizes

Where the Dog Star Never Glows: Stories
(Press 53, 2010)
Aunties: 35 Writers Celebrate Their Other Mother
(Ballantine Books, 2004)
, Brevity & Echo: An Anthology of Short Short Stories
(Rose Metal Press, 2006)
, Essential Love
(PoetWorks Press, 2000)
, Flash Fiction Funny
(Blue Light Press, 2013)
, Flashed: Sudden Stories in Comics and Prose
(Pressgang, 2016)
, Hacks: 10 Years on Grub Street
(Grub Street, 2006)
, In the Arms of Words: Poems for Disaster Relief
(Sherman Asher Publishing, 2006)
, Only the Sea Keeps: Poetry of the Tsunami
(Bayeux Arts, 2005)
, Shale: Extreme Fiction for Extreme Conditions
(Texture Press, 2015)
, Stripped
(philadelphia stories, 2012)
, Two Worlds Walking
(New Rivers Press, 1994)
, Word of Mouth
(Crossing Press, 1990)
Caribbean Writer, Confrontation, Divide, Hayden's Ferry Review, Ledge, Natural Bridge, New Millennium Writings, Pangolin Papers, Pleiades, Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments, The Indian-American
Fragile Skins
(Feral Press, 2006)
, Tall Grasses: Two Fables
(Feral Press, 2007)
, The Age of Rocks
(Feral Press, 2009)
Prizes Won: 
The Ledge Magazine Fiction contest; a silver and bronze medal in ForeWord's Book of the Year awards; a silver Benjamin Franklin Award; a Skipping Stones Honor Book Award in the Multicultural and International Book Category; a New England Book Festival award for anthology/collection

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Last updated: Sep 21, 2016