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Everything Faces All Ways at Once 

by Zulema Renee Summerfield, winner of the 2010 MRBA


"Everything Faces All Ways at Once by Zulema Renee Summerfield takes fiction apart with the hammer of poetry, forcing her astonished readers to "defy all expectation," as she suggests in the title story. "One minute they're sporting monocles… and the next they're drunk and rowdy and throwing patio furniture off the roof… but in this and all things, they seek the nature of truth." Summerfield "has a point and it's fixed like this space, but also it's shifting… to pierce right through your skeptical, unbelieving, tender human heart." These shifts are seismic, always revelatory, and truly amazing."

–contest judge and acclaimed writer, Terese Svoboda


Zulema Renee Summerfield is originally from Redlands, CA. Her writing has appeared in Transfer Magazine, Sand Canyon Review, Chaffey Review, We Still Like, and 580 Split. She won the 2008 Clark/Gross Novel-in-Progress Contest as well as honorable mention in the 2009 Zoetrope Allstory Fiction Contest (judged by Yiyun Li). She received her MFA from San Francisco State University, and now lives "all over the place" with her husband, The Incredible Hulk, and their two cats. 

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