Maureen Aitken’s short-story collection, The Patron Saint of Lost Girls (SEMO Press), won the Nilsen Prize, the top Foreword Review INDIE Prize (General Fiction, Gold Winner), and ranked in the Kirkus Best Indie Books of 2019. Her collection received a Kirkus Star and a Foreword Star and was a Finalist for the Minnesota Book Award. Two of her stories were nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Maureen’s short stories have been published in numerous journals, including The Missouri Review, Prairie Schooner, New Letters, and the international anthology, The Bering Strait and Other Stories. Emerge Literary recently nominated her piece, “Sunflowers” for Best Microfiction.