Sheldon Gleisser was awarded the Individual Artist Grant from the Greater Columbus Arts Council in 2002 for his short play (written with Robert Flanagan) entitled “Version 2.0.” Gleisser’s short story “Souvenir” was runner-up in the 2006 Mary Shelley awards (sponsored by “Rosebud” magazine) for new stories of Horror, Fantasy and Science Fiction. His short story “Converts” was runner-up for the same award in 2008. Another short story, “Secrets of the Hive,” was runner-up in 2010, with a fourth short story, “Stillborn” runner-up in 2012. All the stories were published in “Rosebud” magazine. Gleisser was part of the 2005 Squaw Valley screenwriting seminar where he was mentored by Pamela Gray. In the 2012 Squaw Valley seminar, he was mentored by Patricia Meyers. His short story “And Son” was published in (614) magazine in December of 2015. “Dianasaurus Rex,” his first novel, was published in October of 2019 by Hydra Publications.