Nicole Monaghan


About Me

I'm a stay-at-home mom to three children, ages 11, 9, and 6, and I also love to write. I write everything but focus mostly on flash.

I'm editor of a rebellious collection of flash fiction, Stipped, a Collection of Anonymous Flash Fiction due out from PS Books, a division of Philadelphia Stories, in spring, '12. Authors' bios will be included at the end of the book, but names won't be matched to pieces until one year later at my website. Will you be able to determine authorial gender?

Writing Awards I've won:
62nd Annual Philadephia Writers' Conference, 2010, First Prize for Flash Fiction, First Prize for Literary Short Story, and First Prize for Creative Nonfiction.

61st Annual Philadelphia Writers' Conference, 2009, Second Prize for Literary Short Story and Second Prize for Poetry.

I have work in or forthcoming from these journals:
Bartleby Snopes,, Storyglossia, Philadlephia Stories, PANK, DOGZPLOT, Ramshackle Review, Used Furniture Review, Camroc Press Review, Foundling Review, Short, Fast, and Deadly, 50 to 1, Long Story Short, Literary Mama, Six Sentences Review(Print), The Molotov Cocktail, and Negative Suck, and, the blog of the Journal of Compressed and Creative Arts.

I'm a contributor the Philadelphia Stories WebBlog via my blogsite.

I blog regularly about flash fiction and other literary topics at
www. I love visitors.

Why do you write?

A love for words and a need to create something that reflects the complexity of humanity.

Any favorite authors? Books?

For a list of some of my favorite literary journals and favorite chapbooks and poetry collections I've read, visit my blog.

Nicole Monaghan's Wall

Nicole Monaghan – Jun 28, 2011

Thank you, Robert, for your wonderful work. I'm honored to have it in the collection!

Robert Vaughan – Jun 08, 2011

Thanks again, Nicole, for the Stripped acceptance! I want to thank you wherever our cyber paths cross! I am so excited about this project. What a fantastic idea filled with such promise!

Soon to be deleted – Feb 20, 2011

You're most welcome. It's the epitome of what I look for.

Bill Yarrow – Jan 04, 2011

Thanks, Nicole, for your wonderful comment on "I Am Not a Corpse."

James Lloyd Davis – Jan 02, 2011

Nicole, just noticed your generous comments on "The Color of Mangoes." Thanks.

Sara – Dec 30, 2010

Nicole, Thanks so much for reading Girl. I really appreciate it!

Nicole Monaghan – Dec 22, 2010

Thanks, Robert. It's great to be here!

Robert Vaughan – Dec 22, 2010

Great to have you in this glorious Fictionaut mix, Nicole! Welcome...

Nicole Monaghan – Dec 21, 2010

Thanks, Sara! Looking foward to reading your work as well as that of all the fine writers I'm finding on here . . .

Sara – Dec 21, 2010

So happy you're here! Looking forward to reading more -

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