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Norman Prentiss

Class of 1984
Major/Minor: Englsh

The 1984 Sophie Kerr Winner


Norman Prentiss is a high school English teacher and Department Chair at The Shoshana S. Cardin School in Baltimore. He is also a part-time editor with Cemetery Dance magazine.

He won the 2009 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Short Fiction for “In the Porches of My Ears,” originally published in Postscripts 18. His first book, Invisible Fences, was published in May 2010 by Cemetery Dance and was a Bram Stoker nominee in the Long Fiction category. His fiction has also appeared in Black Static, Commutability, Tales from the Gorezone, Damned Nation, Best Horror of the Year, The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror and in three editions of the Shivers anthology series. His poetry has appeared in Writer Online, Southern Poetry Review,  Baltimore’s City Paper and in A Sea of Alone: Poems for Alfred Hitchcock. His essays on gothic and sensation literature have appeared in Victorian Poetry, Colby Quarterly and The Thomas Hardy Review.  

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