Shuly Cawood is the author of the memoir, The Going and Goodbye, (Platypus Press, 2017) and the inspirational little book, 52 Things I Wish I Could Have Told Myself When I Was 17 (Cimarron Books, 2018). Her debut short story collection, A Small Thing to Want, will be published in 2020 with Press 53.
Her work has appeared in the anthology, Shorts, Volume 1 (Platypus Press, 2019), and will be appearing in The Best of Brevity Anthology: Twenty Groundbreaking Years of Flash Nonfiction (Rose Metal Press, 2020). Shuly’s creative writing has appeared in places such as Brevity, The Rumpus, Zone 3, Cider Press Review, and december magazine, among others. (Find a list of publications here.) She writes columns for the Johnson City Press and The News & Neighbor.
Shuly has an MFA in creative writing from Queens University. She has won the Betty Gabehart Prize, first place in nonfiction, and she has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize twice, most recently for "After the Waffle House, This Apology" from her memoir, The Going and Goodbye. Her poem "Hunger" was nominated for the Best of the Net awards.
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