Stacy Bierlein

Fiction Writer

Laguna Beach, CA
California US

Author's Bio

Stacy Bierlein is the author of the story collection A Vacation on the Island of Ex-Boyfriends (Elephant Rock Books, 2012) and a co-editor of the short fiction anthology Men Undressed: Women Writers and the Male Sexual Experience (OV Books/Dzanc Books, 2011). Her award-winning anthology of international fiction, A Stranger Among Us: Stories of Cross Cultural Collision and Connection, was used in university classrooms across the country. She was a founding editor for two independent presses, Other Voices Books and Emerald Bay Books. As an editor, advisor, and manuscript consultant she has worked with more than 200 writers in the United States and abroad. 

Publications & Prizes

Clackamas Literary Review
Oyez Review
Pearl Magazine
PMS: poemmemoirstory
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The Coachella Review
Prizes won: 

Gold Line Press Chapbook Award, finalist 2022; Black River Chapbook Competition, semi-finalist 2021; Nobby Award for First Fiction (story collection, A Vacation on   the Island of Ex-Boyfriends), 2012; Independent Publisher’s Literary Fiction Award (anthology, A Stranger Among Us), 2009; IPPY Award, gold medal fiction, (anthology, Stranger Among Us), 2008

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Grace Paley, Alice Walker, Donald Barthelme, Terry Tempest Williams, Jhumpa Lahiri, Joy Harjo, Pam Houston, Zadie Smith, Lorrie Moore, Oliver Sacks, Elizabeth McCracken, Etgar Keret, Samrat Upadhyay, Aimee Bender, Brit Bennett, Laila Lalami, Peggy Orenstein, Alice Munro, Francesca Marciano, Miranda July, Katie Kitamura, Ocean Vuong
What I'm reading now: 
The Art of Revision: The Last Word by Peter Ho Davies

More Information

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Identifies as: 
European American
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Children, Parents, Schools, Teachers, Teenagers
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Last update: Apr 04, 2022