Paula Martinac

Fiction Writer

Charlotte, NC 28205

Author's Bio

Paula Martinac is the author of a book of short stories and five novels, including Clio Rising (2019) and The Ada Decades, a finalist for the 2018 Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBTQ Fiction. Her debut novel, Out of Time, won the Lambda Literary Award and was a finalist for the American Library Association’s Gay and Lesbian Book Award. Her short stories have appeared in Raleigh Review, Main Street Rag, Minerva Rising, Bloom, A&E, and many others. She has also published three nonfiction books on LGBT themes, including The Queerest Places: A Guide to Gay and Lesbian Historic Site. A recipient of a Creative Writing Fellowship for 2019 from the Arts & Science Council of Charlotte-Mecklenburg County, she is a lecturer in the undergraduate creative writing program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a writing coach with Charlotte Center for the Literary Arts. 


Publications & Prizes

The Lesbian and Gay Book of Love and Marriage (Broadway Books, 1998)
Chicken (Alyson Publications, 1997)
k.d. lang (Chelsea, 1997)
The Queerest Places (Henry Holt, 1997)
Home Movies (Seal Press, 1993)
Out of Time (Seal Press, 1990)
Voyages Out (Seal Press, 1989)
Art & Understanding
Blithe House Quarterly
Queer City
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Prizes won: 

Creative Renewal Fellowship, Charlotte-Mecklenburg County, 2019-20

Lambda Literary Award

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
The Last Ballad by Wiley Cash, Lucy and Linh by Alice Pung

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LGBTQ, Women
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Pittsburgh, PA
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Last update: May 21, 2019