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Recent awards and publications:

Essay “Am I Married?” in Full Grown People, Oct. 5, 2017

New book Unleashed in Oregon: Best from the Blog published Sept. 28, 2017 as e-book and paperback.

Poem “An Ordinary Afternoon” took third place in the 22nd annual MacGuffin National Poet Hunt and will be published in fall 2017.

Poem “Dove” in The American Journal of Poetry, July 2017

Poem “The Old Woman Eating Alone at Table 6,” Cloudbank, 2017

Essay “Learning to Feed Myself” in Voicecatcher, Spring 2017

New poetry in Diode Poetry Journal, Jan. 2017

New poetry in The American Journal of Poetry, Jan. 2017

Finalist in the Main Street Rag Cathy Smith Bowers chapbook contest 2016

New poetry published in New Letters and Temenos, summer 2016

New editions have just been published of Sue’s books Stories Grandma Never Told: Portuguese Women in California and Azorean Dreams, a Portuguese-American romance.

“Squealing Wheelchairs” was a finalist in the Tucson’s Festival of Books Literary Awards, earning me a spot in the elite Master’s Workshop in March 2016.

“Tubes” has been published in the anthology Biting the Bullet: Essays on the Courage of Women from Chatter House Press.

“When the Lights Go Out,” third place winner in the 2015 Northwest Perspectives Essay Contest.

“Dawn in Newport,” Windfall: A Journal of Poetry of Place, spring 2015

My essay, “From Happy Hour to Happy Meal” is included in the anthology My Other Ex: Women’s True Stories of Leaving and Losing Friends from

“Falling Hair,” The Manifest-Station, Sept. 25, 2014

“Burnt Woods Cafe” won the first place poetry prize in Willamette Writers’ 2014 Kay Snow Awards.

“Father-Daughter Dance,” Dogwood Literary Journal, spring 2014

“How Much Will It Cost?”Apple Valley Review, Fall 2013

“Velveteen Roses,” Prime Number Magazine, June 2013

Always blogging at:

Childless by Marriage

Unleashed in Oregon

Media appearances:

Speaker at the NotMom Summit in Cleveland, Ohio Oct. 7, 2017

July 2016 interview at

YouTube reading “The Last Two Eggs”

Interview about Childless by Marriage at

Childless by Marriage book excerpt published at

Author interview published at Book Goodies

In February 2013, I was quoted in an article in the Daily Telegraph alongside actress Helen Mirren about childlessness. It was republished in Australia.

Interview published July 29, 2012 at the Psychology Today website

Huffington Post published my blog post “I’m Childless, But I Have Something Many Women Don’t.”

Huffington Post published my blog post “Being Childless Doesn’t Have to Mean Ending Up Alone.” This led to a talk show appearance on Huffpost Live on May 17. See the video here.


Sue Fagalde Lick, a former newspaper editor, has published countless freelance articles, short stories and poems, plus three books on Portuguese Americans: Iberian Americans, Azorean Dreams, and Stories Grandma Never Told: Portuguese Women in California. Her book Freelancing for Newspapers: Writing for an Overlooked Market was published by Quill Driver Books in 2007. Shoes Full of Sand, a memoir, came out in July, 2011. Childless by Marriage followed on Mother’s Day 2012.

Sue blogs on writing, childlessness, dogs, and life on the Oregon coast, and writes poems, essays and articles for a variety of print and online markets.

In addition to her writing, Sue sings and plays guitar, piano, and mandolin, performing at various local venues. She directs and accompanies the choirs at Sacred Heart Church in Newport, Oregon.

A native of San Jose, California, she earned her BA in journalism at San Jose State University and worked at numerous community and special-interest newspapers before becoming a full-time freelancer. She earned her MFA in creative writing at Antioch University, Los Angeles in 2003 and has taught workshops in article-writing, creative writing, and publishing at Oregon Coast Community College, Chemeketa Community College, online, and at meetings and conferences across the country.

A former president of the Silicon Valley Branch of California Writers Club, she is currently president of Writers on the Edge, producers of the Nye Beach Writers Series in Newport, Oregon. Sue was a co-founder of the Oregon Coast branch of Willamette Writers and serves on the statewide organizations board of directors. She has also served as poetry for Willamette Writers’ Timberline Review literary journal.

Sue and her dog Annie live in South Beach, Oregon.


P.O. Box 755, South Beach, OR 97366

(541) 961-4561,


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