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  • Nonfiction up at Flyway

    Summer Wood - Oct 30, 2015

    My story on packrat poop -- and the scientists who study it for clues to changing climates -- is up at Flyway. Check it out at   Read More >>

  • Catch me at the 2016 TSWC--new location in Santa Fe

    Summer Wood - Oct 30, 2015

    It's official! I'll be back at TSWC this summer offering a master class in the novel. The Conference, rated one of the top ten in the nation, is moving from its long-time home in Taos to a new location at the Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe. Here's…   Read More >>

  • Prizewinning story, "Boomerang," featured online

    Summer Wood - Nov 17, 2014

    I'm deeply grateful to Claire Messud for selecting my story, "Boomerang," as the winner of the 2013 Indiana Review Fiction Prize. The IR folks published it in issue 36.2, Summer 2014, and they've posted it online here. If you'd…   Read More >>

  • Raising Wrecker wins the 2012 WILLA Award for Contemporary Fiction

    Summer Wood - Nov 5, 2012

    Thank you, Women Writing the West! Here's a description of the award from their website: The award is named in honor of Pulitzer Prize winner Willa Cather, one of the country's foremost novelists. Awarded annually for outstanding literature featuring…   Read More >>

  • New posts up at She Writes

    Summer Wood - Apr 9, 2012

    I had the privilege last week of guest-editing the blog at She Writes, and got to talk with other women writers about several of my favorite topics: Alligators and other Surprises, The Gift of Freedom from A Room of Her Own Foundation, Asking for What…   Read More >>