AUTHOR PROFILES

Let us introduce you to our newest authors.


CEZARIJA ABARTIS
Minnesota-based writer, Cezarija was awarded a 'Commended' accolade in the 2019 Ouen Press Short Story Competition for her work 'Commiseration & Gifts' - which was included in the anthology Zawadi & other short stories Cezarija has recently completed a Crime fiction novel. 
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RHONDA COLLIS
Canadian, Rhonda Collis was awarded a 'Highly Commended' accolade in the 2019 Ouen Press Short Story Competition for her work 'Kreeger' - which was included in the anthology Zawadi & other short stories.  Her fiction and poetry has been published in various anthologies in the UK and Canada. She can be found online at rhondacollis.com



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S.M. CONNELL
California- based S.M Connell was the overall winner of the 2019 Ouen Press Short Story Competition for her work 'Zawadi' - which was included in the anthology Zawadi & other short stories.  With two non-fiction works already published, S. M. Connell has her first novel in rewrites - The Dark Conceit tells a story we all recognise: Sometimes the human power play for social domination is blood sport.
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T.H KUNZE
Scottish novelist and short fiction writer T.H. Kunze was a prize-winner in the 2019 Ouen Press Short Story Competition when he was awarded a 'Runner-up' place for his work 'Walking on Air' - which was included in the anthology Zawadi & other short stories. When not revising his promising third novel, or grooming a growing short story collection, he can be glimpsed shredding guitars like his hopelessly imaginary alter-ego. He calls it research.

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GEORGE OLIVER

George was awarded a 'Commended' accolade in the 2019 Ouen Press Short Story Competition for his work 'NewThink' - which was included in the anthology Zawadi & other short stories. A PhD candidate at King's College, London, his thesis explores 'post-postmodernism' in the work of Jonathan Franzen, Zadie Smith & David Foster Wallace.




SIMON ROWE
Originally from New Zealand, and now teaching in Japan, Simon Rowe  was awarded a 'Highly Commended' accolade in the 2019 Ouen Press Short Story Competition for his work 'Night Fishing' - which was included in the anthology Zawadi & other short stories.  When not writing short fiction, he blogs about life in a traditional Japanese neighbourhood. 




ANDREW SELLORS
UK writer Andrew Sellors was awarded a 'Commended' accolade in the 2019 Ouen Press Short Story Competition for his work 'Causa Mortis' - which was included in the anthology Zawadi & other short stories. Andrew draw from experiences in various diverse occupations - farmer, painter, postman - to craft a rich palette of characters and plots for his fiction.



JONATHAN SHER
Israel born Jonathan Sher was a prize-winner in the 2019 Ouen Press Short Story Competition when he was awarded a 'Runner-up' place for his work 'Removed' - which was included in the anthology Zawadi & other short stories. Jonathan spent the last semester of his bachelor's degree at Sciences Po in Paris on an Erasmus Scholarship, and gained his BA in Humanities from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2019.


STEVE WADE
Dublin based English teacher and writer Steve Wade was awarded a 'Commended' accolade in the 2019 Ouen Press Short Story Competition for his work 'Last Refuge' - which was included in the anthology Zawadi & other short stories. Steve's award winning short fiction has been widely published and anthologised. He can be found online at www.stephenwade.ie



F .S. WILLIAMS
Sarah Williams lives in Krakow, Poland - where she teaches English and French. Under the pen name F S Williams was awarded a 'Highly Commended' accolade in the 2019 Ouen Press Short Story Competition for his work 'The Violin of Buenos Aires - Ernesto' - which was included in the anthology Zawadi & other short stories.  Having travelled widely, Sarah uses many cultural influences to inform her short fiction and novels.








We are delighted to showcase talented writers 
regardless of geography.