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I’m Rebecca Morris, a Montreal writer of literary fiction. After more than a decade teaching elementary and high school, I made the transition in 2016 to writing full time. 

My story “Foreign Bodies” won the 2017 Malahat Review Open Season Award for Fiction and was the Malahat’s nominee for the 2018 Journey Prize. I earned Honourable Mention in Prairie Fire’s 2018 Short Fiction contest and was long-listed for Room Magazine’s 2018 Fiction contest. My short fiction has also been published in Hamilton Arts & Letters, carte blanche, FreeFall, Qwerty and the Antigonish Review.

I’ve taken workshops and courses through the Quebec Writer’s Federation, the Humber School for Writers and UBC’s online Creative Writing program, as well as attending the 2019 Spring Banff Writer’s Retreat with Liz Howard and Cherie Dimaline. I am currently working on a short story collection and querying a novel set in my hometown of Guelph, Ontario.