Paula Martinac

Fiction Writer

N/A
Charlotte, NC 28205
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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

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

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
White
Prefers to work with: 
LGBTQ, Women
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Pittsburgh
Raised in: 
Pittsburgh, PA
Pennsylvania
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Last update: May 21, 2019