Teresa Burns Gunther

Fiction Writer, Creative Nonfiction Writer

PO Box 14
Gualala, CA 95445

Author's Bio

Teresa Burns Gunther's work has appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies. Most recently appeared Dr. T. J. Eckleburg Review and The Alaska Quarterly Review with new work forthcoming in Mid-American Review.

Teresa is the founder of Lakeshore Writers Workshop in Oakland, California where she leads creative writing workshops and classes and works one-on-one with writers. Her writer interviews have appeared in Zyzzyva, Shambhala Sun, Glimmertrain Writers Ask and more.

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Growing Up, Lifespan, Vol II (Pure Slush, 2021)


2014: A Year In Stories (Pure Slush, 2015)
OBIT (Pure Slush, 2013)
Best New Writing 2012 (Hopewell Publications, 2012)
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Literary Mama
Lynx Eye
Madison Review
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Next Tribe
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Pure Slush
Stone's Throw
Stone's Throw Magazine
The Madison Review
The Mag
The Storyteller
Prizes won: 

Winner, New MIllennium Writings Annual Fiction Award 2022, Finalist, 2019 Sherwood Anderson (Story Collection) Prize; Finalist 2019 J. F. Powers Prize for Short Fiction; Finalist 2018 Hudson Prize; Finalist, New Letters 2018 Prize for Fiction Semi-Finalist 2016 Iowa Short Fiction Award; Honorable Mention, New Millennium Writings 2017 Short-Short Fiction Award; Finalist Glimmertrain Family Matters Contest 2016, (and twice in 2014); Finalist Rick DeMarinis Short Story Award, Cutthroat Magazine 2015; Finalist Tupelo Quarterly 2015 Prose Prize; Finalist Narrative Journal 2012 Spring Fiction Contest; Top-Ten Finalist Northwind, Fall 2012 Fiction Contest; 3rd Place Winner Raymond Carver Short Story Award, 2011--Semi-Finalist Best New Writing 2012; Finalist: Eric Hoffer Award For Prose Norman Mailer Writers Colony Semifinalist: 2011 Raymond Carver Short Story Award; New Millennium Writings 32nd Short-Short Fiction Contest 2012; Honorable Mention Flashquake Spring 2010 "Editor's Pick"; Finalist, Pen and Brush, Inc 2007 Fiction Contest; Honorable Mention Finalist, Pheobe Journal Winter 2004 Fiction Contest; August Highland’s The Mag--Featured Writer Summer 2004

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Last update: Feb 01, 2022