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Sarah Totton continues to write humor, despite being told to stop on multiple occasions by various different people. Her work has appeared online at McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Points in Case, Slackjaw, and Little Old Lady Comedy, and in 2008 she received a Dishonorable Mention from the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest. Her biggest comedic influences are David Renwick, Saki, and the monkeys she looked after when she worked as a zookeeper in England.
Her more serious short fiction has appeared in The New Quarterly, The Five Senses of Horror, and numerous other journals and anthologies. Her debut short story collection, Animythical Tales, was published in 2010 by Fantastic Books. This is the first time her poetry has received positive notice.
Sarah received a DVM from the Ontario Veterinary College and a doctorate in Epidemiology from the University of Guelph. Her thesis focussed on the impact of a spay/neuter/rabies vaccination program on the health of stray dogs in Jodhpur, India. She works as a veterinary epidemiologist in the areas of animal health and food safety.
Winning Entry: Contingency Plans
Contest Won: Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest 2019, Honorable Mention