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Gary V. Powell, a former lawyer, is a stay-at-home dad to a thirteen year-old son. His stories and flash fiction have appeared most recently at Bartleby Snopes, Carvezine, Thrice Fiction, Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, Camroc Press Review, Blue Fifth Review, and Best New Writing 2015. In addition to winning the 2015 Gover Prize for short-short fiction, his work has placed in other national contests including The Press 53 Prize (2012), Glimmer Train Short-Short Contest (2013), and the Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize (2014). His first novel, Lucky Bastard, is available through Main Street Rag Press.

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Well, maybe. I don't get on here very often. Probably why I can't land an agent. Anyway, I'm here now. What a year, 2016. I didn't publish as much stuff this year as I did in years past. Maybe I'm getting old, but more likely I didn't sub as much and focused more on longer work than short work. I"ve got a novel of a trilogy I'm working on in the can and the second of the three novels pretty far...

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