Marylee MacDonald

Marylee MacDonaldMarylee MacDonald is an award-winning writer, editor, and workshop leader. Her short stories have won Yalobusha Review’s Barry Hannah Prize, Broad River Review’s Ron Rash Award, the American Literary Review Fiction Prize, and New Delta Review’s Matt Clark Prize. Her stories have come in second and third in the William Faulkner-William Wisdom competition, and she has been a finalist for the Arts & Letters prize, the Florida Review prize, the Dana Award, the Black Lawrence book prize, and many others. Her fiction and creative nonfiction have appeared in The Bellevue Literary Review, Folio, Reunion, Ruminate, the Briar Cliff Review, Blue Moon Literary & Art Review, StoryQuarterly, River Oak Review, North Atlantic Review, and the anthologies Roll and New Sun Rising, a project for tsunami relief. She has had writing residencies at Hawthornden Castle and Footsteps for Creativity, and received fellowships from the Illinois Arts Council. A former editor for two literary magazines, she has taught fiction and creative nonfiction for River Oak Arts and the Piper Center, and she currently leads a fiction workshop in Tempe.

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