Shannon Perri

Shannon Perri’s writing has appeared in Joyland Magazine, fields, the Houston Chronicle, and elsewhere. She holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of Texas and an MFA in Creative Writing from Texas State University, where she teaches in the English department. She is at work on a novel set in Big Bend National Park.
Mother with two children II.Oil on canevas, Egon Schiele 1915. Leopold Museum, Vienna

Short Story Contest Finalist: ‘Liquid Gold’

Breast milk is sometimes prized so highly that it’s called “liquid gold.” In Shannon Perri’s harrowing story, it takes on a literal meaning.

Fernando A. Flores, guest judge for our 2019 short story contest, says his favorite stories are those that “take some kind of risk, strive for something greater, unknown, undefined, and afterward leave you lost in the woods of what you … Read More