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Bari Lynn Hein

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Bari Lynn Hein

AUTHOR | Short story winner 2016


Bari Lynn Hein lives on the outskirts of Washington, D.C., but her mind takes daily excursions to the settings of her stories. Lately, that’s meant a lot of time spent in the late 1960s. Her debut novel is on submission.

Her first published short story was “A Faint, Cautionary Creee”, awarded Editor’s Choice in daCunha’s Made-up Words contest, 2016. Since then, her short fiction has also been published in The Saturday Evening Post, Adelaide, HCE Review, The Ilanot Review, Brilliant Flash Fiction and elsewhere, and is forthcoming in Sand Hills. Recent awards include The Saturday Evening Post Great American Fiction Contest (finalist), Jerry Jazz Musician 48th Short Fiction Contest (runner up), the OWT Short Fiction Prize (shortlisted) and WOW Flash Fiction Contest (longlisted).

Much of her writing has been colored by an upbringing in the idyllic Cotswolds. Many of her stories have evolved at three in the morning, when entire paragraphs fill her head and refuse to let her go back to sleep. Themes of love and loss invariably find their way into her work.

Bari is the wife of an artist and the mother of two creative daughters. She bakes her bread from scratch and speaks French, Italian, German and Spanish with absolutely no proficiency.

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“One of my favorite things about daCunha (and there are many) is the sense of community you’ve created among the contributors and editors. I’m excited to be part of this and intend to submit more work in the future”.

Bari Hein

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