Shira’s essays have appeared in the American Journal of Dance Therapy and in Authentic Movement: Moving the Body, Moving the Self, Being Moved, Volume Two.

Fiction & Creative Nonfiction

101 WordsRelease”

Star 82 Review “In My Desk”

Defenestration “Your Submission Needs a Plot”

Literally Stories “Boxes,” “A Cookie and a Glass of Milk” (revised), “Soup”

Two Hawks Quarterly “We Are Careful Now”

Gold Man Review “Happy Birthday Deb”

Santa Barbara Literary Journal “Cookies and a Glass of Milk,” “Stirred to Perfection,” and “John Considers His Death and Merri Orders a Slice of Pie.”

Montana Mouthful  “What Louis Finds”


Shira’s flash fictions written during the week of the Santa Barbara Writers Conference have won first prize at the Conference in both 2019 and 2023. Her flash has been longlisted in two contests. In 2022 she was nominated for a Pushcart Prize for her micro fiction, In My Desk, in Star82 Review. 


The talented writers in This Needs Work, The Kitchen, and The Quartet. I cannot say enough about the value of peer workshopping.

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