Dennis Maulsby

Poet, Fiction Writer

2421 Westwind Drive
Ames, IA 50010

Author's Bio

Dennis Maulsby is a retired bank president and military veteran living in Ames, Iowa. His poems and short stories have appeared in numerous literary magazines and on National Public Radio. His book of war poetry, Near Death/Near Life, and a book of short stories, Free Fire Zone, both published by Prolific Press, won a Gold Medal Award and a Silver Medal respectively from the Military Writers Society of America. His short story book, Winterset, was released in 2019 by NeoLeaf Press and won a Global Ebook Gold Medal, and was a finalist in the American Fiction Awards and the Eric Hoffer Awards. His first novel, The House de Gracie, recipient of a Book Excellence Award and a Reader Views Silver Medal, was released by NeoLeaf Press in March of 2020. Maulsby is a past president (2012 – 2014) of the Iowa Poetry Association. See for more information.

Publications & Prizes


Free Fire Zone, Silver Medal Award Military Writers Society of America, Internatinal Book Awards finalist (Prolific Press, 2016)


Near Death/Near Life, Gold Medal Award Military Writers Society of America, Best Book Awards finalist, De Vinci Eye cover art award finalist (Prolific Press, 2015)
Prizes won: 

Near Death/Near Life (full size book of poetry) --- gold medal awarded by The Military Writers Society of America. Finalist Best Book Award. Finalist Di Vinci Eye book cover award,

Free Fire Zone (linked short stories) --- silver medal awarded by The Military Writers Society of America. Finalist International Book Award.

Winterset, Stories of Pixies, Demons, and Fiends (linked short stories)--- 2020 Global Ebook Award, Eric Hoffer Award, Finalist American Fiction Awards, Reader Views Bronze Medal Award, and Finalist Indie Book Awards.

House de Gracie (Novel)--- Book Excellence Award, Reader Views Silver Medal Award, and Finalist.

More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
European American
Prefers to work with: 
Fluent in: 
Born in: 
Raised in: 
Marshalltown, IA
Please note: All information in the Directory is provided by the listed writers or their representatives.
Last update: Apr 19, 2021