Andrea Witzke Slot

Poet, Fiction Writer

Author's Bio

Andrea Witzke Slot is author of To find a new beauty (Gold Wake Press) and has won prizes with Fiction International and Able Muse. Her poetry and fiction can be found in various UK and US journals, including Ambit, Acumen, Compass Magazine, American Literary Review, Under the Radar, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, and Amaryllis Poetry, which published her long poem commemorating the one year anniversary of London's Grenfell Tower Tragedy. A recent Hawthornden Fellow (which meant a month in a castle writing a new novel), Andrea lives in London where she works as a writing mentor and is a contributing artist with Fiona Lesley’s Poetry Exchange.

Publications & Prizes

Fiction

Anthologies:
Red Sky: poetry on the global epidemic of violence against women (Sage Hill Press, 2018)
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Les Femmes Folles Anthology: Bared (Les Femmes Folles Books, 2017)

Poetry

Anthology:
All We Can Hold: A Collection of Poetry on Motherhood (Sage Hill Press, 2016)
Book:
To find a new beauty (Gold Wake Press, 2012)
Journals:
Acumen Literary Journal
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Ambit
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American Literary Review
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Connotation Press
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Crab Orchard Review
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Mezzo Cammin
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Southern Women's Review
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Spoon River Poetry Review
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The Inflectionist Review
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Under the Radar
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Verse Daily
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Written River
Prizes won: 

Shortlisted for Eyewear Press's Beverly Prize, 2017; First Prize in Able Muse's Write Prize in Fiction, 2015; First Prize in Fiction International's Short Short Story Contest, 2015; Three Pushcart Nominations; Nomination for the Independent Best American Poetry Anthology, 2015. 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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Last update: Jun 07, 2019