Dorothy Rice

Fiction Writer, Creative Nonfiction Writer

Sacramento, CA

Author's Bio

Dorothy Rice is an author, editor and certified Amherst Writers and Artists Method affiliate. After raising five children and retiring from a career in environmental protection, she earned an MFA in Creative Writing from UC Riverside, Palm Desert, at 60. Her first book, The Reluctant Artist, an art book/memoir, was published by Shanti Arts in October 2015. Her second memoir, Gray Is the New Black from Otis Books - Seismicity Editions was published in June 2019. She has published numerous essays and stories in journals and magazines. Dorothy also works for 916 Ink, a literacy nonprofit that conducts creative writing workshops for disadvantaged youth. You can find more of her work at and on twitter at @dorothyrowena.

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Gray Is The New Black (Otis Books/Seismicity Editions, 2019)
The Reluctant Artist (Shanti Arts Publishing, 2015)


Jellyfish Review
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Mused BellaOnline Literary Review
Saturday Evening Post
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The Cabinet of Heed
Prizes won: 

2nd place 2018 Kalinithi Awards

Pushcart nominee

Best of the Net nominee

Honorable Mention (two times), Glimmer Train

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Prognosis by Sarah Valance

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Last update: Oct 21, 2019