Tom Gartner

Fiction Writer

Author's Bio


Tom Gartner received a BA in English/Creative Writing from the University of California Santa Cruz.  His fiction and poetry has appeared in numerous journals, including Whetstone, California Quarterly, Concho River Review, The Madison Review and most recently New Limestone Review.  One story was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.   He lives in California, just north of the Golden Gate, and works as a buyer for an independent bookstore in San Francisco. 


Publications & Prizes

Across the Margin
Aethlon: The Journal of Sport Literature
Barnabe Mountain Review
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Duckabush Journal
Eureka Literary Magazine
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Madison Review
New Limestone Review
The Blotter
The Climbing Art
Prizes won: 

Pushcart Prize nomination; John Patrick McGrath Memorial Award

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
George Eliot, Denis Johnson, Robert Stone, Raymond Chandler, Donna Tartt, Jennifer Egan
What I'm reading now: 
And Quiet Flows the Don by Mikhail Sholokhov

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Identifies as: 
Scotch-Irish American
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Born in: 
Berkeley, CA
Raised in: 
Mill Valley, CA
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Last update: Dec 31, 2020