Andrea Witzke Slot

Author's Bio

Andrea Witzke Slot is author of the poetry collection To find a new beauty (Gold Wake Press, 2012) and a recently-finished novel manuscript titled The Cartography of Flesh: in the silence of Ella Mendelssohn, both of which reflect her interest in how poetry, fiction, and nonfiction cross boundaries. Winner of Fiction International’s 2015 Short Short Fiction Prize and Able Muse’s 2015 Write Prize in Fiction, her work can be found (or is forthcoming) in such places as The American Literary Review, Meridian, Poetry East, Measure, Southeast Review, Crab Orchard Review, Mid-American Review, Nimrod, and The Chronicle of Higher Education, while her academic work on Julia Alvarez and Harryette Mullen can be found in books published by SUNY Press (2013) and Palgrave Macmillan (2014). After many years of teaching at various levels (from primary school in the UK to college/university level in the US), Andrea now writes full time. She calls both Chicago and London home. Her book-length creative work is represented by Stephanie Sinclair at Transatlantic Agency.

Publications and Prizes

To find a new beauty
(Gold Wake Press, 2012)
All We Can Hold: A Collection of Poetry on Motherhood
(Sage Hill Press, 2016)
, Les Femmes Folles Anthology: Bared
(Les Femmes Folles Books, 2017)
, Red Sky: poetry on the global epidemic of violence against women
(Sage Hill Press, 2018)
Able Muse Review, Ambit, American Literary Review, Bellevue Literary Review, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, Crab Orchard Review, Fiction International, Fiction Southeast, Ginosko Literary Journal, Kudzu House Quarterly, Litro Magazine, Lunch Ticket, Measure, Meridian, Mezzo Cammin, Mid-American Review, Nimrod, Pirene's Fountain, Poetry East, Rappahannock Review, Southeast Review, Southern Women's Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, The Adirondack Review, The Inflectionist Review, The Lascaux Review, Tupelo Quarterly, Under the Radar, Verse Daily, Written River
Prizes Won: 
First Prize in Able Muse's 2015 Write Prize in Fiction; First Prize in Fiction International's 2015 Short Short Story Contest; Three Pushcart Nominations; Nomination for the 2015 Independent Best American Poetry Anthology. Also a runner-up, finalist, &/or honorable mention in Arts & Letters' Unclassifiables Contest, Meridian's Flash Fiction Prize, River Styx Schlafly Beer Micro-Fiction Contest, the Calvino Short Story Prize, Aroho's 2014 Clarissa Dalloway Book Prize (Novel), Black Lawrence Press's Hudson Prize (Second Poetry Collection), MId-American Review's Fine Line Competition, Tupelo Quarterly's Open Prose Contests, Southeast Review's Gearhart Prize, among others

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Fiction Writer, Poet
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Last updated: Sep 08, 2016