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Tara L. Masih received an MA in Writing and Publishing from Emerson College. She is editor of The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction (a ForeWord Book of the Year), and her debut story collection, Where the Dog Star Never Glows, was a National Best Books Awards finalist. Tara has published fiction, poetry, and essays in numerous anthologies and literary magazines (such as Confrontation, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Natural Bridge, New Millennium Writings, The Pedestal, Night Train, and The Caribbean Writer), and her essays have been read on NPR. Several limited edition illustrated chapbooks featuring her flash fiction have been published by The Feral Press, along with poet’s farthing cards. She judges the intercultural essay prize for the annual Soul-Making Literary Contest, and in 2012, Wyatt-MacKenzie will publish The Chalk Circle: Intercultural Prizewinning Essays, a collection she gathered from this contest. Awards for her work include first place in The Ledge Magazine’s fiction contest, second place in Jane’s Stories Flash Fiction contest, and a finalist fiction grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. She received three Pushcart Prize nominations, and a Best New American Voices, a Best of the Web, and a Million Writer’s Award nomination. Tara was the assistant editor for STORIES literary magazine, and a regular contributor to The Indian-American and Masala magazines. She now works as a freelance book editor in Andover, Massachusetts. www.taramasih.com
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