Ulrica Hume

P.O. Box 460055
San Francisco, CA 94146

Author's Bio

Ulrica Hume is the author of An Uncertain Age, a "wickedly sophisticated" spiritual mystery novel, which was longlisted for a Northern California Book Award. Her earlier work, House of Miracles, a collection of socially relevant tales, was a finalist for the D.H. Lawrence Fellowship; the title story was selected by PEN and broadcast on NPR. She has written about tearooms, reading rooms, the seven deadly sins, and how 9/11 changed religion in America for SFGate, Poets & Writers Magazine, The Bloomsbury Review, and HuffPost, respectively. Her flash fiction appears online at Cheap Pop, Ellipsis Zine, Fanzine, Litro, Necessary Fiction, 100 Word Story, and in the anthologies Things Left and Found by the Side of the Road (Ad Hoc Fiction) and Nothing Short Of (Outpost19 Books). She is also the author of a booklet, In the Labyrinth, and a recording of spoken words set to music, Angel Rap. She has taught scriptotherapy workshops in the UK, and was recently a guest speaker at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

Publications and Prizes

Anthologies: 
Nothing Short Of: Selected Tales From 100 Word Story
(Outpost19, 2018)
Journals: 
100 Word Story, Cups, Equinox, Fanzine, Snake Nation Review
Prizes Won: 
Bath Flash Fiction Award, shortlist. The Labyrinth Society's First Annual Writing Contest, first prize, poetry. Northern California Book Award, longtlist. Indie Book of the Day Award. National Indie Excellence Awards, finalist, literary fiction. Writer’s Digest Writing Competition, honorable mention, literary short story. The San Francisco Bay Guardian Poetry Contest, finalist. Foster City International Writer’s Contest, first prize, fiction (judged by the Peninsula Press Club). Stand Magazine’s Fifth International Short Story Competition, runner-up (judged by Iain Crichton-Smith and Emma Tennant). D. H. Lawrence Fellowship, finalist. Snake Nation Review Fiction Contest, fifth prize. PEN Syndicated Fiction Project, short story broadcast on NPR. Oregon State Poetry Association Poetry Contest, first prize. La Pluma Emplumada/The Quill Pen Poetry Contest, sponsored by the San Francisco Public Library, second prize. The San Francisco Bay Guardian Fiction Contest, finalist. The San Francisco Bay Guardian Poetry Contest, first prize. Squaw Valley Community of Writers, poetry scholarship.

More Information

Listed as: 
Fiction Writer
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
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Last updated: Feb 04, 2019