About

Susie Taylor’s debut novel even weirder than before is published with Breakwater Books. She won the 2015 NLCU Fresh Fish Award for Emerging Writers. Her work has appeared in GeistPULP literatureRiddle FenceRoomThe Impressment Gang, and untethered. Susie lives in Harbour Grace, Newfoundland. 

Books

2019 even weirder than before, Breakwater Books, St. John’s, NL

Publications

2019 “We Smoke our Smokes” short story, Geist Issue 110, Vancouver, BC

2018 “Junior Choir”, short story, Riddle Fence Issue no. 31, St. John’s NL

2018 “Malcontent”, short story, untethered Vol. 4.2, Toronto, ON

2018 “Dryden, The End of August 1995”, short story, Room Magazine Issue No. 41.1, Vancouver BC

2018 “Behind the Dumpsters”, short story, The Impressment Gang, Volume 4.0, Halifax NS

2017 “The Third Day of Spring”, poem, PULP Literature Issue no. 13, Victoria BC

2016 “That Running Girl”, short story, Riddle Fence Issue no. 25, St. John’s NL

2016 “After the Blood Test”, short story, Riddle Fence Issue no. 24, St. John’s NL

2016 “Excerpt from Dispelling the Myths”, novel excerpt, Riddle Fence Issue no. 22, St. John’s NL

Awards and Grants

2019 Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Letters Award, Short Fiction, for the story “Things I Miss #12” (NL Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation)

2018 Research and Create Grant, Canada Council for the Arts

2018 Leaside Fiction Prize honourable mention, for the short story “Junior Choir” (Riddle Fence)

2018 The Writers’ Union of Canada 25th Annual Short Prose Competition for Developing Writers finalist, for the story “Things I Miss # 12”

2018, Professional Project Grant (Emerging) Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council

2018 Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Letters Award, Nonfiction, for the piece, “An Inconvenient Heart” (NL Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation)

2017 Room Magazine Fiction Contest second prize, for the story “Dryden, The End of August 1995” (Room Magazine)

2017 Room Magazine Fiction Contest Shortlist, for the story “Malcontent” (Room Magazine)

2017 Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Letters Award, Short Fiction, for the story “At the Cemetery” (NL Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation)

2016 Leaside Fiction Prize, for the short story “That Running Girl” (Riddle Fence)

2016 Budge Wilson Short Story Prize Shortlist, for the short story “Recognition” (Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia)

2016 Magpie Award for Poetry Shortlist, for the poem, “The Third Day of Spring” (PULP Literature)

2015 NLCU Fresh Fish Award for Emerging Writers for the manuscript, Dispelling the Myths (Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador)

Readings

2018 Riddle Fence Issue no. 31 Launch, St. John’s NL

2017 Sparks Literary Festival, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s NL

2016 Riddle Fence Issue no. 24 Launch, St. John’s NL

2016 WANL Spring Tides Reading Series, Bonavista NL (Canada Council funded)

2016 Lawnya Vawnya Exposition of Art and Culture, St. John’s NL

2015 Riddle Fence Issue no. 22 Launch, St. John’s NL

2015 WANL NLCU Fresh Fish Award Readings, St. John’s NL

Education

2001  Open Studio Programme Toronto School of Art, Toronto ON

2000 B.A.  in Fine Arts University of Guelph, Guelph ON

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