Rebecca Brock


Leesburg, VA
Virginia US

Author's Bio

Rebecca Brock’s chapbook, Each Bearing Out (Kelsay Books, 2022) was a semifinalist in the 2021 New Women’s Voices contest at Finishing Line Press. Her work can be found at CALYX, Literary Mama, River Heron Review, Rust + Moth, Whale Road Review and elsewhere. She earned her MFA in literature and fiction at Bennington College in 2004. Recently, her poetry won The Comstock Review’s Muriel Craft Bailey Memorial Poetry Contest, judged by Ellen Bass, the Women’s Poetry Contest at Kelsay Books, judged by Katie Manning, and two Editor’s Choice Awards from Sheila-Na-Gig Online. Her poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. She was a recipient of a MacDowell Colony Fellowship in 2005 and a Virginia  Commission for the Arts Fellowship in 2006. Her nonfiction essay about being a working flight attendant on 9/11 was published in the Threepenny Review and earned a Puschart Honorable Mention. She has been a flight attendant for most of her adult life and is still surprised by this fact. Idaho born, she lives in Virginia with her family.  You can find more of her work at

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Publications & Prizes

Sharing This Delicate Bread: Selections from Sheila-Na-Gig 2016-2021 (Sheila-Na-Gig Editions, 2021)
The Way Land Breaks (Sheila-Na-Gig Editions, 2023)
Each Bearing Out (Kelsay Books, 2022)
Anti-Heroin Chic
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Comstock Review
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River Heron Review
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Second Chance Lit
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Susurrus Literary Journal
Sweet: A Literary Confection
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The Orchards Poetry Journal
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Prizes won: 
  • “Scientists Determine Time Perception Varies Between Animals” was a finalist in the 2023 Sweet Lit Poetry Contest.
  • "Raising Glaciers" won the 2022 Kelsay Books Women's Poetry Contest, judged by Katie Manning.
  • "I Remember How I Believed" was a finalist in the 2022 River Heron Review's Editors' Prize.
  •  "Sometime in the Late Age of a Long Marriage" won The Comstock Review's 2022 Muriel Craft Bailey Memorial Prize, judged by Ellen Bass and nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
  • "Amanita Phalloides" won Sheila-Na-Gig's Editor's Choice Award, 2022
  • "Preop" won Sheila-Na-Gig's Spring Poetry Prize, 2021


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Boise, ID
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Last update: Aug 29, 2023