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Mark Elzey

Mark Elzey

Mark Elzey

Mark Elzey lives in Tucson, Arizona, with his wife, Jeannie. He is a writer of short stories, novellas, and novels. His stories have a "universal moral that transcends time and place". From Mark: "It is our universal experience that I try to convey."

Mark welcomes feedback or questions with regard to his work. He can be reached at [email protected]

Work by This Artist

Chapters 7-9 of The Gift, story art
By Mark Elzey

In chapters 9-11 of Mark Elzey’s revelatory memoir, the narrator faces the defacers.

By Mark Elzey

The speaker takes aim at pop psychology, the notion of inferiority complexes, and Chicago’s heinous “Ugly Laws.”

By Mark Elzey

Conditions are placed on relationships and ideals of acceptable appearance are carelessly imposed.

By Mark Elzey

A bridge between bigotries is built and the memoirist finds a life-altering clarity in his prejudice.

The Gift Chapter 5 art
By Mark Elzey

This installment of Mark Elzey’s autobiography brings the reader through an interminable and harrowing string of childhood corrective surgeries for the sake of “normalization”.

The Gift essay art
By Mark Elzey

The next installment of Mark Elzey’s autobiographical book revisits a life-changing, perspective-altering trauma.

The Gift art
By Mark Elzey

Mark Elzey’s revelatory autobiography continues to make perspicacious and poignant connections.

The Gift art
By Mark Elzey

The next installment of Mark Elzey’s courageous, compassionate autobiography.

The Gift art
By Mark Elzey

Withstanding a lifetime of cruel judgment paves a path to understanding, growth, and fortitude. 

A Very Serious Matter
By Mark Elzey

An Arizona family is swept up in the unstoppable machinery of war.

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Contests & Prizes

Flash Fiction Contest
On May 1st, we announced the winners of our Flash Fiction Contest: Thomas Garcia (1st), Rick Krizman (2nd), and Rios de la Luz (3rd). Read more.

The James Baldwin Literature Prize
It is with great pleasure that we announce the winner of The James Baldwin Literature Prize of $1,000 to Hafsa Musa. Read more.

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