Bruce Pratt 
Novelist, Short Story Writer, Poet, Dramatist, 
Essayist, Musician, and Teacher 

Fiction, Poetry, Drama, Non-Fiction

Nominated in 2008 for a Pushcart Award in fiction, Bruce Pratt’s debut novel, The Serpents of Blissfull, published by Mountain State Press ( is due out in the fall of 2010. Pratt won the 2007 Andre Dubus Award in short fiction, and was a runner up or finalist for the 2007 fiction award from Georgetown Review, the 2007 flash fiction prize from Mindprints, the 2006 Ontario Prize, the 2005 Rick DeMarinis Short Story Award, and the 2003 Fiction Award from Dogwood, A Journal of Poetry and Prose. His short fiction has appeared in The Greensboro Review, The Boston Fiction Annual Review, The Dos Passos Review, WordSmitten Quarterly Journal, Briar Cliff Review, Portland Magazine, Watchword, The Staccato Literary Magazine, The Gihon River Review, The Dalhousie Review, Puckerbrush Review, Cooweescoowee, Existere, Vermont Literary Review, Hawk and Handsaw, The Blue Earth Review, Diner, Roanoke Review, Potomac Review, The Wisconsin Review, The Binnacle, Apocalypse, Crosscut, and Stolen Island Review

Pratt’s poetry collection Boreal is available from Antrim House Books.

He is the winner of the 2007
Ellipsis Prize in poetry, a finalist for the Erskine J. Poetry award from Smartish Pace, and his poems have appeared in, Only Connect, an anthology from Cinnamon Press, (Wales) Smartish Pace, The 2007 Goose River Anthology, Revival (Ireland), Puckerbrush Review, The Poet’s Touchstone, Rock and Sling, Red Rock Review, Crosscut, Iguana Review, The Tipton Journal, The Unrorean, Heartland Review, and Wild Goose Poetry Review. 
His nonfiction has appeared in the Yale Anglers’ Journal, Vermont Literary Review, Hartford Courant, Bangor Daily News, Salty Dog, Bangor Metro, and Portland Magazine.

His short play Electrolysis was performed at the 2008 Maine Short Play Festival, and was included in the 2nd Annual Northern Writes Festival. Another short play Polygamy will appear in Literal Latte in 2009. Barter a one-act play was included in the 2010 Maine Play Festival and The Northern Writes Festival, where it won an audience choice award. A short play Wednesday was selected for the 2010 0-60 Longwood Festival.

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