Writing Career


Rhode Island native Brian Michael Sousa’s first novel-in-stories Almost Gone was published in 2013 by Tagus / UPNE Press. He has published prose, poetry, and nonfiction in various outlets including Springhouse Journal, The St. Petersburg Review, Verdad Magazine of Literature and Art, Newfound, Quiddity, Redivider, Gavea-Brown,The Writer Magazine, Babilonia, DMQ Review, Atticus Review, Stylus, Naked Singularity, Projected Letters, The Providence Journal, and The Boston Globe.

His work is featured in the Rutgers University Press anthology of Luso-American Literature, 2011; and Portuguese Writers of the Diaspora, an Anthology; and one of his short stories, “One Night in Salvador,” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Sousa was awarded a fellowship by the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, as well as being a finalist for the Dzanc Books International Literary Award and winner of a scholarship to the Disquiet International Literary Program in Portugal. Two years later, he was a reader/presenter at ILP Disquiet.

Additionally, Sousa is an editor and accomplished SEO content writer. He has worked as a writer in the fields of higher education, law, finance, real estate, engineering, construction, and more; and is always on the lookout for new projects.

Boston College is Sousa’s alma mater, and also was his home for 15 years as he taught various writing classes to undergraduates. He is also a singer-songwriter: his current project is called Paper Man – check out the link below.

Sousa also occasionally freelances about snowboarding, surfing, and soccer for various publications, and is currently finishing up his fourth novel, tentatively titled An Explosion of Sorts. He currently resides in Rhode Island and San Diego.



One of the singles off the debut Paper Man EP.