Nancy Hightower

Poet, Fiction Writer

Author's Bio

Nancy Hightower has written essays on spirituality and politics, as well as the #MeToo movement. Her essays, fiction, and poetry  has appeared in journals such as Joyland, Entropy, Vol. 1 Brooklyn storySouth, Sundog Lit,  and Sojourners, among othersHer debut novel, Elementarí Rising (2013) received a starred review in Library Journal and was chosen as Debut of the Month. Her poetry collection The Acolyte (Port Yonder Press, 2015) offers a feminist interpretation of biblical narratives, and she is currently working on a memoir about growing up in the evangelical South. She is currently on the board of directors for Epiphany Magazine and teaches at Hunter College.

Publications & Prizes


The Lineup (Black Lawrence Press, 2015)
Gargolye #60 (Paycock Press, 2013)
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Queen Mob's Teahouse
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Word Riot


The Acolyte (Port Yonder Press, 2015)
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Ghost City Review
Heavy Feather Review
Interfictions: A Journal of Interstitial Art
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Queen Mob's Teahouse
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Strange Horizons
Prizes won: 

WigLeaf Top 50 Very Short Fictions, 2017, First Place, Fiction Open Competition No. 3, Prick of the Spindle, 2014 Honorable Mention, Fiction Open Competition No. 3, Prick of the Spindle, 2014 Finalist, Flann O’Brien Award for Innovative Fiction, Aqueous Books, 2014 Finalist, Rhysling Award, Science Fiction Poetry Association, 2014

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Last update: Sep 06, 2019