Bob Thurber

Fiction Writer

North Attleboro, MA 02760

Author's Bio

For 20 years I was a diehard closet writer. Though I worked at writing everyday, I made no effort to publish my work and seldom shared my fiction with anyone except my wife. By my mid-forties I had accumulated a trunk full of material, so I started to send pieces off to one place or another. I won a few contests, and attracted the attention of a literary agent. Etc.

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
Hint Fiction (W. W. Norton & Company, 2010)
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Mismatch (New England Writers, 2005)
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The Best of Diagram (Del Sol Press, 2003)
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Word Riot 2003 Anthology (Word Riot Press, 2003)
Books:
Paperboy: A Dysfunctional Novel (2nd edition) (Shanti Arts Publishing, 2016)
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Nothing But Trouble (Shanti Arts Publishing, 2014)
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Paperboy: A Dysfunctional Novel (Casperian Books, 2011)
Journals:
3AM Magazine
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50-Word Stories
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Bound Off
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Conversely
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Elimae
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flashquake
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In Posse Review
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Linnaean Street
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Newport Review
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Night Train
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Oasis
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Orchid: A Literary Review
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Paumanok Review
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PULP Literature
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Rumble
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Tatlin's Tower
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Turnrow
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Underground Voices
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Zoetrope All Story Extra
Prizes won: 

The Barry Hannah Fiction Prize, The Marjory Bartlett Sanger Award, The Meridian Editors' Prize, Newport Review's Flash Fiction Contest, Ramble Underground’s Short Fiction Contest, Flashquake: 1st Prize for Fiction, Finalist for "The World's Best Short Short Story Contest" , Three “Firebox Fiction” Awards From Night Train, Writer's Digest Short-Short Contest, Finalist, Flashquake, 2nd Prize for Fiction, Lumina's National Flash Fiction Contest, 2nd Prize, Linnaean Street’s Prix de Linnaeus, Readers Choice Award for Online Fiction, Glimmer Train's Very Short Fiction Contest, Finalist, Geist’s Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest, 2 Honorable Mentions, Orchid's Fiction Contest, Finalist Orchid's Short Fiction Contest, 2 Honorable Mentions, Word Riot's Flash Fiction Contest, 1st Prize Award, Editor's Choice Award for Online Fiction, Writer's Digest Short-Short Contest, Finalist, The New England Writers Association, Three Citations, numerous other notations.

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Born in: 
RI
Rhode Island
Raised in: 
Pawtucket, RI
Rhode Island
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Last update: May 01, 2019