M. M. De Voe

Fiction Writer

176 Broadway 14F
New York, NY 10038

Author's Bio

I write about identity. What makes a person? Is personal identity a choice, or something imposed by society? I like to experment in form and voice, and I strongly feel that all truth lies in verisimiltude, not in reality.

Publications & Prizes

The Wordstock Ten (Franklin, Beedle & Associates, 2009)
The Best of the First Line: Editors' Picks: 2002-2006 (Blue Cubicle Press, LLC, 2008)
Stirring up a Storm (Thunder's Mouth Press, 2005)
Lithuania: In Her Own Words (Tyto Alba, 1997)
Bee Museum: The Journal of Baltic Writers in English
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Lithuanian Heritage Magazine
Mississippi Review
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The Oklahoma Review
Prizes won: 

M. M. De Voe has won awards, mention, made finalist, or been shortlisted for the following awards:

  • Spring 2016 #AWPPoem Haiku Contest winner
  • 2014 #NYCPoetweet winner 
  • 2013 Bridport Prize (shortlisted: top 100 of 5800 entries)
  • The Wake, five-word poetry contest (2012, winner)
  • Carve Magazine Fiction contest (2011, short story, finalist)
  • 2010 NMW short-short fiction award (first prize, $500)
  • The Campaign for Real Fear (2010, one of 20 winners)
  • 2009 Literal Latte Short-Short Fiction Contest (first prize, $1,000)

older awards: •The 1997 Raymond Carver Short Fiction Competition •PRISM: international 1999 Short Fiction Competition •Phoebe’s 2001 Short Story Contest •The Lyric’s 1990 National Poetry Contest •nowCulture.com’s 1998 Annual Poetry Contest •H. E. Francis Short Story Competition 2002 •Fish Publishing’s 2003 Short Story Prize •The 2004 Bellwether Prize (unpublished novel) •The 2004 Dana Awards (unpublished novel) •The 2005 Pushcart Prize (short story) •The 2006 Pushcart Prize (short story) •The Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation 2006 Novel Competition •Best of the First Line 2006 (short story) •The 2007 Pushcart Prize (short story) •2007 Best of the ‘Net (short story) •2007 Best of the Web (short story) •Sojourn’s 2007 Editor’s Choice Award (Work in Fiction) •2008 Fellowship to the SLS Literary Seminar in St. Petersburg, Russia •2009 Wordstock Short Fiction Competition

She won the Regina Russo Outstanding Recent Graduate Award in June 1999, several Manhattan Community Arts Grants and grants from The Fund for Creative Communities, as well as Creative Engagement grants and a NYSCA award (for her work with Pen Parentis) 

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Beautiful Evidence by Tufte, Ilium by Dan Simmons, Caucasia by Dazny Senna, Until I Find You by John Irving, Samedi the Deafness by Jesse Ball

More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
Baltic American, Lithuanian American
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Children, LGBTQ, Naturalists/Environmentalists, Seniors, Teachers, Teenagers
Born in: 
College Station
Raised in: 
College Station, TX
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Last update: May 21, 2019