E.G. Silverman's short story collections have been finalists for the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, Snake Nation Press's Serena McDonald Kennedy Award, and Livingston Press's Tartts First Fiction Award (The University of West Alabama). Two of his novels have been finalists for Black Lawrence Press's Big Moose Prize, and one of them was a finalist for Columbus State University's D.L. Jordan Prize for Literary Excellence and also was a semi-finalist for the Blue Mountain Novel Award. Silverman's short stories and novel excerpts have appeared in Confrontation, Beloit Fiction Journal, South Dakota Review, Harpur Palate, 2 Bridges Review, Fugue, Berkeley Fiction Review, Cold Mountain Review, and many other literary magazines. His short story "Bagel Macher" appears in the anthology The Boom Project: Voices of a Generation," published by Butler Books. He’s studied with Brian Morton, Sheila Kohler, Carol DeChellis Hill, and Jonathan Baumbach.