Ulrica Hume

Fiction Writer

P.O. Box 460055
San Francisco, CA 94146

Author's Bio

Ulrica Hume is the author of An Uncertain Age, a “wickedly sophisticated” spiritual mystery novel, which was longlisted for a Northern California Book Award. Her earlier work, House of Miracles, a collection of socially relevant tales, was a finalist for the D.H. Lawrence Fellowship; the title story was selected by PEN and broadcast on NPR. She has written about tearooms, reading rooms, the seven deadly sins, and how 9/11 changed religion in America for the San Francisco Examiner, Poets & Writers Magazine, The Bloomsbury Review, and The Huffington Post, respectively. Her fiction appears online at Barren Magazine, Cheap Pop, EcoTheo Review, Ellipsis Zine, Fanzine, Flash Flood’s National Flash Fiction Day (2019, 2021), HAD, Litro, Longleaf Review, Lunate, Micro podcast, Miramichi Flash, Necessary Fiction, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, Short Édition, Splonk, The Centifictionist, The Cincinnati Review, The Delhi Walla, Tiny Molecules, Unbroken, 100 Word Story, in the literary journals EcoTheo Review, Firmament, Little Patuxent Review, and Chicago Quarterly Review, and in the anthologies Things Left and Found by the Side of the Road (Ad Hoc Fiction), Nothing Short Of (Outpost19 Books), and Choice Words (Haymarket Books). She is also the author of a booklet, In the Labyrinth, and a recording of spoken words set to music, Angel Rap. She has taught scriptotherapy workshops in the UK, and was recently a guest speaker at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

Publications & Prizes

Choice Words (Haymarket Books, 2020)
Nothing Short Of (Outpost19, 2018)
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Longleaf Review
Necessary Fiction
Queen Mob's Teahouse
Short Édition
Snake Nation Review
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Split Lip Tenth Anniversary Issue, semifinalist, tiny flash fiction. Northwest Review Fiction Prize (judged by Emily Nemens), finalist. The Wigleaf Top 50 Very Short Fictions, longlist. Lunate 500 Competition (judged by Helen McClory), shortlist. Best Small Fictions, nomination. American Short(er) Fiction Prize (judged by Danielle Dutton), semi-finalist. Bath Flash Fiction Award, shortlist. The Labyrinth Societys First Annual Writing Contest, first prize, poetry. Northern California Book Award, longlist. Indie Book of the Day Award. National Indie Excellence Awards, finalist, literary fiction. Writer’s Digest Writing Competition, honorable mention, literary short story. The San Francisco Bay Guardian Poetry Contest, finalist. Foster City International Writer’s Contest, first prize, fiction (judged by the Peninsula Press Club). Stand Magazine’s Fifth International Short Story Competition, runner-up (judged by Iain Crichton-Smith and Emma Tennant). D. H. Lawrence Fellowship, finalist. Snake Nation Review Fiction Contest, fifth prize. PEN Syndicated Fiction Project, short story broadcast on NPR. Oregon State Poetry Association Poetry Contest, first prize. La Pluma Emplumada/The Quill Pen Poetry Contest, sponsored by the San Francisco Public Library, second prize. The San Francisco Bay Guardian Fiction Contest, finalist. The San Francisco Bay Guardian Poetry Contest, first prize. Squaw Valley Community of Writers, poetry scholarship.

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Last update: Aug 05, 2022