“Child” – Winner of the 2013 “Enizagam” Fiction Award

Child is a story that offers what I think of as fiction’s greatest pleasures: the experience of shadowing another’s consciousness, as well as the illusion of inhabiting another’s body. In this story, the body is aging and in pain, and the consciousness is often set delicately adrift, yet the writing throughout is nimble and exhilaratingly alive. Anneliese Schultz takes the most familiar of struggles―growing old, losing independence, surviving the Christmas holidays―and imbues them with a fresh sense of mystery and urgency. Equally poignant and funny, despairing and triumphant, Child is itself a triumph.”                                                                                               – Sarah Shun-lien Bynum

“How to Make a Proper Insalata” – published in “Winds of Change – Short Stories about Our Climate”, Moon Willow Press, 2015

“This is a quality story that moves a reader in many ways; all due to the writer’s craft in composing an imposing work.”

                                                                                               – John Life

Water from the Mountain” – Third-place Winner,  2016 Earth Day Short Fiction Award,

            “Ms. Schultz weaves an ethereal fabric that is more frayed   cloth than tale. The remains of patterns pulse with loss, small possibilities and yearning. Then the expiation of action resurrects life and hope.”

                                                                                                          – Jeanne Dietsch

“Bread” – Winner of the 2017 Cedric Literary Award in Fiction

“This piece is remarkable for its creative vision, for the atmosphere of “mystery and obsession” created using Gregor and his grandmother’s book as channel, Jo and  Patrick as people caught in a spell. Bread is the perfect metaphor for their longing for nurture, for something they may “have lost or never quite knew,” linking them to centuries of longing. The writing is a compelling blend of the ordinary and the spiritual, and the structural technique sophisticated. I was swept away by the story and reminded of my own very few hallucinatory moments of connectedness with the mystery of life.”                                                                                                                                                                     – Tricia Dower

“Wish You Well” – Second Place, FBCW 2020 Flash Fiction Contest

“Beautiful, poignant, and heart-wrenching, this story is masterfully crafted, hitting all the right notes with neither embellishment nor extra word. As flash fiction, it is concision at its best. There is an elegance in how the subject is treated and paced. And although this is a theme that has been done, if not overdone, here, it engages the reader with finesse—in self-reflection and without confrontation, presenting keen insight into the human condition, and pushing boundaries in fresh and unexpected ways. Most expertly, and importantly in flash fiction, it sticks the landing, leading the reader to an ending that smoulders.”

“A powerful piece.”  – Karen Schauber



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