Martha Burns won the Faulkner-Wisdom Gold Metal for Short Story in 2007. Writer John Biguenet, whose work the New York Times called “Haunting . . . exhilarating . . . entrancing,” judged the contest. Burns’ short story, City of Paris was selected as a finalist for the 2012 Chariton Review Short Fiction Prize and was published in the spring issue of the Chariton Review.
Martha workshopped her narrative nonfiction manuscript Blameworthy with Laura Brodie at the 2012 Taos Summer Writers’ Conference. She went on to finish that work and it was selected as one of nine finalists for the 2013 Faulkner-Wisdom Award for NarrativeNonfiction. Martha is working now on a novel-in-stories which she will workshop with Pam Houston at the 2014 Taos Summer Writers’ Conference.
Burns earned a Doctor of Letters with Distinction from Drew University where she did a concentration in creative writing.