Alana Saltz

Poet, Creative Nonfiction Writer

Author's Bio

Alana Saltz is a disabled poet, essayist, and activist. She's the founder and editor-in-chief of Blanket Sea, a magazine and small press showcasing work by disabled creators. She is the author of three poetry chapbooks: The Uncertainty of Light (BSP, 2020), Seedling (Maverick Duck, 2020), and Where It Was Coldest (Roaring Junior, 2021). Her essays and poetry appear in a variety of print and online publications. Learn more at and follow her on social media @alanasaltz.

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

East Jasmine Review
Huffington Post
Los Angeles Times
Washington Post


Seedling (Maverick Duck Press, 2020)
Where It Was Coldest (Roaring Junior Press, 2021)
The Uncertainty of Light (Blanket Sea Press, 2020)
Journals: , ,
Moonchild Magazine
Okay Donkey
Tiny Spoon
Yes Poetry
Prizes won: 

Best of the Net nominee. Tiny Spoon Erasure Contest winner. AWP panelist, 2019.

More Information

Gives readings: 
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Identifies as: 
American, Disabled, Jewish
Prefers to work with: 
Any, Disability, LGBTQ, Mental Health
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Last update: Feb 26, 2021