Lucy E.M. Black

Lucy E.M. Black
Place of Birth
Toronto
Date of Birth
Nationality
Canadian
Home Community
Port Perry
Durham Region Background

I have lived and worked in Durham Region for almost thirty years.  This is my home!

Biography

Lucy E.M. Black studied creative writing at the undergraduate level and later earned an M.A. in nineteenth-century British fiction.  She has also studied at the Sage Hill School of Writing, the Humber College School of Writing, and the University of Toronto Creative Writing Programme.

A Hawk in Winter won third prize in the 2014 International Rubery Short Story Competition.   Her short stories have been published in Cyphers Magazine,
Fast Forward Fiction, Gargoyle Magazine, under the gum tree, the Hawai’i Review, Forge, Temenos Fiction, Romance Magazine,  Vintage Script, and The Antigonish Review.  The Marzipan Fruit Basket, a debut collection of her short fiction, was released by Inanna Publications in June 2017.  Her first novel, Eleanor Courtown, is being published by Seraphim Editions, October 2017.   She lives with her husband in Port Perry, a small town near Toronto.
 

Occupation
  • Recently Retired Educator (High School Principal) with DDSB
Education
  • B.A. Hons., B.Ed., M.A., C.P.I.R.
Honours and Awards
  • Short-listed and long-listed in a number of short story contests.  Third prize in the 2014 International Rubery Short Story Competition.
Literary Influences
  • Charles Dickens
  • Jane Austen
  • Wilkie Collins
  • Margaret Laurence
  • William Trevor
  • Alice Munro
Organizations and Associations
  • TWUC
  • Recently applied for membership to the PineRidge Arts Council (Ontario Principals' Council)
Publications
  • The Marzipan Fruit Basket, Inanna Publications, June 2017
  • Eleanor Courtown, Seraphim Editions, October 2017
  • Short stories have been published in Cyphers Magazine, Fast Forward Fiction, Gargoyle Magazine, under the gum tree, the Hawai’i Review, Forge, Temenos Fiction, Romance Magazine,  Vintage Script, and The Antigonish Review.
Public Speaking Topics
  • Writing using Artifacts, Editing as Boiling Down