Ellen Lindquist was invited to contribute 49 flash fictions to the anthology Flashshot 2010. In 2009, she was a finalist in the Binnacle's Sixth Annual Ultra-Short Competition for "Busride Stranger," and in 2007 for "Daredevil." In 2008, she was a finalist in Escape Pod's Flash Fiction Contest for "Alien Tot," and a winner in the Caferati "Tall Story" Flash Fiction Contest in Mumbai, India for "Peggy Guggenheim's Nose." Her short-short "In the Hawaiian Garden Where I Came to Escape Feeling Sad" was selected to teach a course in flash fiction at the University of Glasgow in 2006. In 2004, she was invited to submit illustrated poetic texts by Italian curator Ruggero Maggi to the Mail Art in the Mirror ("Mail Art Allo Specchio") show at the London Art Biennial. Purdue Calumet's Skylark literary magazine nominated her prose poem "The Erstwhile Wire-Woman" for the Pushcart Prize XXVI in 2000. She was a winner in the following contests: E2K’s Net Author Flash Fiction Contest (2003); Fiction Inferno’s Very Short Fiction Contest (2002); Lotus Bloom Journal’s Anniversary Contest (2004); and, the DeKalb Art Council’s Fiction Contest (1998). She was a semifinalist in Mid-American Review’s Fineline Competition (2001) and a finalist in the Shy Librarian Fiction Contest (2002). Her poetry has appeared in 5 AM, The Small Pond Magazine, Art Mag, US 1 Worksheets, and others. Originally from Michigan, she lives in Atlanta.