Prior to writing fiction, Suzanne Martinez was an artist, having earned a BFA in Painting from the University of the Arts and an MFA in Printmaking from Pratt Institute. Over the last few years, she has studied fiction at The New School, NYU, Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, NYS Writers Institute, and Yale Writers Workshop.

She has completed her first novel, Drawing Lessons and is working on her second. Four of her stories were chosen for readings at the KGB Bar during 2017-2019. She has done readings of her work with Wordier Than Thou and One Story in 2020.

Suzanne’s story, “Distillation appeared in The Drabble in November 2018.

“La Femme Assise” appeared in The Hong Kong Review in January 2019, “We Are All Strangers” appeared in Bull & Cross in February 2019, “Salmonella Summer” appeared in Streetlight Magazine in June 2019, “There Are No Whys” appeared in Flash Fiction Magazine in October 2019, “The Cinderella of Sunset Park” appeared in The Broadkill Review in November 2019. “Cinderella” was nominated by The Broadkill Review for a 2019 Pushcart Prize and a 2020 The Best of the Net.

“Magnus Opus with Rodents” appeared in Thrice Fiction Magazine in January 2020. “Promises” appeared in the November 4, 2020 issue of Flash Fiction Magazine. “Promises” was nominated by Flash Fiction Magazine for a 2020 Pushcart Prize. “Lost & Found at Sunfish Pond” appeared in The Wild Word in November 2020. She lives in Brooklyn.

Photo: Justin Steele

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