Laura Salamy is a published author. Her essays and short stories have appeared in: The Boston Globe; The Providence Journal; get born magazine; The Drum (an online magazine dedicated to literature in audio form); The Communal Desk (a print anthology); Inkspotter News (an online writing newsletter); and the Albuquerque Arts (online edition).
She’s currently an assistant editor for Chicago’s literary journal, Fifth Wednesday. Before the print edition of get born magazine became a casuality of the economy, Laura was a contributing editor. Fortunately, get born lives on as a blog to which Laura contributes on the 4th of every month. Click here for first post, November, 2011.
Laura is the newsletter editor for the Women’s Success Network, a business networking organization serving Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts.
For several years, she worked in the environmental and worker safety fields. As such, Laura was required to write many detailed plans, manuals, and reports for federal, state, and local governmental agencies. This taught her to be very anal about her words and other details.
She also gained experience completing grant applications for a non-profit entity.
In her spare time, Laura creates colorful and less-than-tradtional hooked rugs. Many are “up-cycled” from old clothes, funky fabrics, and notions. She lives with her husband, a cranky teenager, and two silly dogs.
Published Stories and Essays
- “Free to Be Me,” essay (The Providence Journal, June 5, 2001)
- “25 Years Later, It’s Not the Same Old Story,” essay (The Providence Journal, August 24, 2003)
- “Watching a New House Gradually Become a Home,” essay (The Boston Globe, August 22, 2004)
- “Pooh’s Best Friends,” essay (Inkspotter News, online newsletter, August, 2005)
- “Costs of Travel,” short story (Inkspotter News, online newsletter, November, 2005)
- “Crossroads,” short story (getborn magazine, Spring, 2009)
- “Paternity’s Nature,” flash fiction (The Communal Desk, an anthology published by Inkspotter Publishing, 2009; getborn blog, November, 2011)
- Review of novel, A Boy Named Wish, by Richard and Esther Provender; found at Lulu and at Inkspotter Publishing.
- “Blue Beach Towel,” flash fiction (get born magazine, Spring 2010; Albuquerque Arts, online edition, April, 2010)
- “Signs of Life,” short story (The Drum, an online magazine dedicated to literature in audio form, May, 2010)
Writing Contest Results
- Boston Fiction Festival (short story), 2006, Honorable Mention for “Anagram Christmas”
- WOW! Women on Writing Summer Flash Fiction (online), 2008, Runner Up for “Paternity’s Nature”
- Finding the Right Words Flash Fiction Contest (online), Runner Up for “Blue Beach Towel”
- AlbuquerqueArts Flash Fiction Contest, 2010, Runner Up for “Blue BeachTowel”
- Sunpenny Christian Short Story Contest (United Kingdom), 2010, Commended Story, “A Prayer for Her Life”
- Mary Mackey Short Story Prize, 2011, Third Prize for “Mother’s Day”