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Simi Monheit

Author - Almost

Reader - Always

Covid Hair - Sigh

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...and when I'm not reading or writing?  I'm hiking. Sometimes cooking. Always eating. Or organizing holiday food distributions for home-bound seniors - the other hat I wear. That's me and my Covid captured daughter prepping bags last April.   I live in Northern California with my scientist/artist husband, tucked away in the foothills of the Santa Cruz mountains. But as soon as I open my mouth, often and loudly, it's clear my roots are firmly planted in Brooklyn, NYC, my hometown. 

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News and Events

News and Events!

August 2021

Hi Simi Monheit,


Your entry, Broken Glass, was awarded Tenth Place in the Mainstream/Literary category of the 90th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition

July 2021
November 2019

This happened: 

Dear Simi,

We are so pleased to inform you that Chautauqua has nominated your story, What Is, Is, which appeared in our 2019 issue: Moxie, for the Pushcart Prize. 

 January 2018 

Soul Making Keats Literary Competition 2017; First Prize Novel Excerpt Fiction Category for the work "Unforgettable"

October 2016

Graduated Stanford OWC, one of six graduates selected to read at San Francisco Lit Crawl.




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