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Rhode Island native Brian Sousa has published prose, poetry, and nonfiction in various magazines, journals, anthologies, and newspapers including Springhouse Journal, The St. Petersburg Review, Verdad Magazine of Literature and Art, Newfound, Quiddity, Redivider, Gavea-Brown,The Writer Magazine, Babilonia, DMQ Review, Atticus Review, Stylus, Naked Singularity, The Providence Journal, Outside Magazine, and many others. His fiction is featured in the Rutgers University Press anthology of Luso-American Literature, 2011, Portuguese Writers of the Diaspora, an Anthology, Tagus Press, and one of his short stories, “One Night in Salvador,” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

In 2007, he was awarded a fellowship by the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, and in 2011, he was a finalist for the Dzanc Books International Literary Award and winner of a scholarship to the Disquiet International Literary Program in Portugal. Two years later, he was chosen as a reader at ILP Disquiet 2013.

Sousa holds an MFA from Emerson College, and is a songwriter in the indie-folk band Strangers by Accident, who went to South by Southwest for the first time last Spring. He occasionally freelances about snowboarding, surfing, and / or soccer for various publications, and he is currently finishing up his second book, a novel THEN WE RAN AWAY. Follow Sousa @SousaWriting and!