About M. Shayne Bell

M. SHAYNE BELL received a Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts (1991). His poem, ?One Hundred Years of Russian Revolution," was a finalist for the Rhysling Award (1989). Bell's haiku have been published in Modern Haiku, Frogpond: Journal of the Haiku Society of America, The Heron's Nest, The Wales Haiku Journal, Blithe Spirit: Journal of the British Haiku Society, Tinywords, Sunstone, Shot Glass Journal, star 82 review, O:JA&L, Haikuniverse, and Mainichi Japan (where his haiku were listed among the best English-language haiku of both 2015 and 2017). His haiku, "yesterday," was awarded First Place in the 2020 Seven Hills Review Contest. Bell's poetry has also been published in The Ghazal Page, Cathexis Northwest Press, The Fibonacci Review, Kind Writers, High Shelf, Shot Glass Journal, Typishly, Dialogue, Asimov?s, and Once Upon a Midnight (an anthology commemorating the 150th anniversary of the publication of Edgar Allan Poe?s ?The Raven?). Bell?s book of poetry based on Greek mythology, "Blood Red Like the Setting Sun: Poetry of Hellas and Underworld,? will be published by Assure Press, Fall 2021. Bell writes science fiction and fantasy. His story ?Mrs. Lincoln?s China? was a finalist for the Hugo Award (1995). His story ?The Pagodas of Ciboure? was a finalist for the Nebula Award (2002). He received a first place Writers of the Future Award (1990) for his story ?Jacob?s Ladder." His works include the novel Nicoji, the anthology Washed by a Wave of Wind: Science Fiction from the Corridor (for which he received an Award for Editorial Excellence from the Association for Mormon Letters [1994]), and the story collection How We Play the Game in Salt Lake. His nearly 100 published stories have appeared in Asimov?s,?The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Tomorrow, Analog, Amazing Stories, etc.; in? The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror (2003); and in three editions (2000, 2001, 2004) ?of The Year?s Best Science Fiction. His story, "If on a Moonlit Night," was nominated for a Gaylactic Spectrum Award (2002). He has written stories for both Star Wars and Star Trek. Bell holds Bachelor?s (1982) and Master?s (1985) degrees in English Literature from Brigham Young University. In 1993, Bell backpacked through Haleakala Volcano on Maui, from the summit to the sea, retracing an expedition Jack London went on in 1911. In 1996, Bell was part of an eight-day expedition to the summit of Kilimanjaro. Bell grew up on a ranch outside of Rexburg, Idaho; he and his six cats live in Rexburg.

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