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• Longlisted, 2016 Hummingbird Flash Fiction Prize, Pulp Literature

• First Place, Roanoke Review 2011 Fiction Contest

• Nominated for inclusion, Best of the Net 2010

• Third Place, Blue Earth Review Flash Fiction Contest, 2009

• Semi-Finalist, William Van Wert Fiction Award, 2008

• Second Place, First Chapel of a Novel, Alabama Writers Conclave 2008 Literary Competition

• First Place, Baltimore Review Creative Nonfiction Competition, 2007


• Prairie Center of the Arts - Fall 2012

• Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) – Winter 2009

• Vermont Studio Center – Winter 2008



​Irene Westcott is –– among other things –– a writer, a mother, a klutz, a neatnik, a distracted driver, a compulsive online shopper and a very bad cook. She works as a marketing professional by day and writes fiction whenever she can. She has a B.S. and an M.A. from Northwestern University and lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband, son and two needy cats.




“Harmless,” The Broken City, Summer 2016

“Wolves,” Roanoke Review, Summer 2011

“Rabbit,” The 2nd Hand, December 2009

• “Not One Word,” Blue Earth Review, Spring 2009

​• “Word Problems,” LITnIMAGE, Autumn 2009

​​• “Like a Chance,” Pure Francis, May 31, 2009

“7 a.m.; Billings, Montana,” The Literary Bohemian,

December 2008

• “Two in the Morning, Two at Night,” Vacations: The Good,

The Bad and The Ugly, anthology, Outrider Press, 2006

• “Drip, Drip,” The Bullfight Review, 2004


• “So the Lawyer You Married Wants to Devote His Life

to Perfecting His Roundhouse Kick,” Baltimore Review, 2007


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