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Curriculum Vitae

Appearances, Awards & Honours

  • Thursday, 28 September 2017: Invited reader, with Dan Hoy and Sheree Renée Thomas, In-store reading celebrating the release of The Terraformers by Dan Hoy. Third Man Records Storefront, Nashville, TN.
  • Sunday, 26 March 2017: Panelist, Making & Breaking Gender Roles in SpecFic. MidSouthCon 35, Memphis, TN.
  • Sunday, 26 March 2017: Panelist, Publishing with Small Press. MidSouthCon 35, Memphis, TN.
  • Saturday, 25 March 2017: Moderator, Write What You Don’t Know. MidSouthCon 35, Memphis, TN.
  • Saturday, 25 March 2017: Pro Row. MidSouthCon 35, Memphis, TN.
  • Sunday, 20 March 2016: Panelist, The Bard Lives! MidSouthCon 34, Memphis, TN.
  • Sunday, 20 March 2016: Panelist, Do I Really Need An Editor? MidSouthCon 34, Memphis, TN.
  • Saturday, 19 March 2016: Pro Row. MidSouthCon 34, Memphis, TN.
  • Saturday, 19 March 2016: Panelist, The Pitch. MidSouthCon 34, Memphis, TN.
  • Friday, 18 March 2016: Panelist, Dystopias, Zombies, and Apocalypses. MidSouthCon 34, Memphis, TN.
  • Saturday, 20 June 2015: Panelist, Finding & Querying a Publisher. Hypericon, Nashville, TN.
  • Friday, 19 June 2015: Panelist, Defining Genres in Speculative Fiction. Hypericon, Nashville, TN.
  • Sunday, 22 March 2015: Panelist, Fire Up Your Fiction with Inciting Events. MidSouthCon, Memphis, TN.
  • Saturday, 21 March 2015: Pro Row. MidSouthCon, Memphis, TN.
  • Saturday, 21 March 2015: Panelist, Finding your Voice. MidSouthCon, Memphis, TN.
  • Friday, 20 March 2015: Panelist, Creating Platform. MidSouthCon, Memphis, TN.
  • Friday, 20 March 2015: Moderator, Aliens and The Others. MidSouthCon, Memphis, TN.
  • Sunday, 15 June 2014. Panelist, Small Press and Indie Publishing Panel. Hypericon, Nashville, TN.
  • Saturday, 14 June 2014. Participant, Authors Roundtable. Hypericon, Nashville, TN.
  • Honourable Mention, Imaginarium 2013: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing, for “The Candy Aisle.”
  • Saturday, 1 June 2013. Introductions (as publisher) for Chet Weise, Tessa Mellas and Maggie Smith reading from Apocalypse Now: Poems and Prose from the End of Days, Conference Center, Main Library First Floor, Nashville Main Public Library, 615 Church Street, Nashville, TN.
  • Saturday, 1 June 2013. Introductions (as publisher) for Chet Weise, Tessa Mellas and Maggie Smith reading from Apocalypse Now: Poems and Prose from the End of Days, East Side Story, 1108 Woodland Street, Unit B, Nashville, TN.
  • Thursday, 7 March 2013. AWP Release Party (as publisher) for Apocalypse Now: Poems and Prose from the End of Days, McGreevy’s Pub, Boston, MA.
  • Auto Biographies,” Winner of the July 2012 Goodreads Poetry Contest, 30 June 2012.
  • Saturday, 24 March 2012. Featured with Mary Alexandra Agner (The Scientific Method; The Doors of the Body) and Peg Duthie (Measured Extravagance), Science, Sonnets, and Speculation, West Reading Room, Main Branch, Nashville Public Library, 615 Church Street, Nashville, TN 37219.
  • Nominee, for “Love in the Time of Alien Invasion,” 2012 Rhysling Poetry Award in the short poem category.
  • Nominee, for “Tender Aliens,” 2012 Rhysling Poetry Award in the long poem category.
  • Winner of the 10-10-10 Poetry Contest, an online readers’ choice-type award, with “Hamiltons.”
  • Saturday, 6 March 2010. Panel discussion and fiction and poetry readings. 2010: A Space Oddity, Shelby Hall, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL.
  • Nominated for the 2009 Dwarf Stars Award and included in The 2009 Dwarf Stars Anthology: The Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Short Poetry of 2008 with “Werepenguin.”
  • Winner of Asimov’s Science Fiction‘s Readers’ Awards for Best Poem of 2008, for “Deaths on Other Planets.” (reprinted here)
  • Friday, 11 May 2007. Featured poet, followed by an open mic. The Poets Corner, Unitarian Universalist Church, White Wing School Chapel, 58 Lowell St, Nashua, NH.
  • First Place winner of the Strange Horizons 2005 Reader’s Choice Awards for Poetry for “The Rainy Season.”
  • Friday, 16 September 2005. Featured reader, preceded by a reading by fiction writer Aronne McCoy and followed by an open mic. Linebaugh Public Library, 105 West Vine Street, Murfreesboro, TN.
  • Third Place winner of the Strange Horizons 2004 Reader’s Choice Awards for Fiction for “Walking Hibernation.”

Publications

Poetry

Books

Anthologies, Chapbooks, Periodicals & Websites

Fiction

Books

  • A Multitude of Daggers.” Self-published/Upper Rubber Boot Books, 2011. Kindle edition: ISBN 978-1-937794-01-9.

Short Fiction

Microfiction

Creative Non-Fiction, Interviews & Other Materials

Memberships

Work & Volunteer Experience Related to Writing

Active:

  • Organizer, Intermittent Visitors: a multi-author blog tour, August 2012 to present.
  • Editor and Owner, Upper Rubber Boot Books, July 2011 to present. In Canadian vernacular, Upper Rubber Boot is slang for a remote, possibly unhip, probably insignificant place, much like America’s Podunk. Joanne Merriam founded Upper Rubber Boot Books in July 2011 to give a voice to writers working from a (metaphorically) remote place, and to that end we publish fine literary and speculative writing, with a special focus on poetry and short story collections, genres which have a particularly difficult time finding a home in the publishing world.
  • Travel Grant Administrator, Speculative Literature Foundation, September 2010 to present.
  • Co-editor (poetry), Dana Sent Me, an anthology of work by forum members at the Poets & Writers Speakeasy.

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