Writing

de Marcken’s short stories, essays, interviews, and excerpts occasionally appear in print or can be heard on the radio. She is presently focusing primarily on two projects: a collection of personal essays about the effects of climate change on places she calls home, and a novel about a zombie.

Publications

Glimmer Train (Winter 2011) “Best Western”
Southern Indiana Review (Spring 2010) “Stray”
Glimmer Train (Spring 2010) “Writing to the Future: An Interview with Xu Xi”
Writers Ask (ongoing) Excerpts from “A Part of One’s Life: An Interview with Shawn Wong”
NPR Selected Shorts (2008) “Best Western”
Evo Girls (2009) Guest editor and essayist for the annual print catalogue of experimental media and activist art by the collective, Evolutionary Girls Club
Writer’s Chronicle (December 2007, Volume 40, Number 3) “A Part of One’s Life: An Interview with Shawn Wong”
Best New American Voices 2007 (Harcourt, 2006) “Ashes.” Sue Miller, editor
Hunger Mountain (Fall 2006 Issue, Number 9) “Three Keys”
The Way We Knew It: Fiction from the First 25 Years of Vermont College’s MFA in Writing Program 1981-2006
 
(Vermont College / Union Institute & University, 2006) “Wrap Skirt”
Potato Eyes (1993) “Brook Trout,” “Ode to ‘Possum”
The Sierra Nevada College Review (1992) “Gray Rectangles”

Select Awards & Honors

Glimmer Train Fiction Open Award (2013) Finalist
Mary C. Mohr Short Fiction Award (2010) Winner. Alan Cheuse, judge
Salem College 2010 International Literary Awards, Fiction (2010) Honorable Mention
Bellingham Review Tobias Wolff Award in Fiction (2010) Finalist
A Room of Her Own Orlando Prize for Short Fiction (2010) Finalist
Gulf Coast Fiction Prize (2010) Finalist
Iowa Short Fiction Award (2009) Semi-finalist
Cutthroat Rick DeMarinis Short Story Award (2009) Finalist
Zoetrope: All Story Short Fiction Contest (2009) Honorable Mention. Yiyun Li, judge
Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Award (2009) Second Place
Glimmer Train Family Matters Fiction Award (2009) Finalist
Symphony Space Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize (2008) Winner. Amy Hempel, judge
Nimrod Katherine Anne Porter Prize (2008) Honorable Mention
Glimmer Train Family Matters Fiction Award (2008) Finalist
Glimmer Train Fiction Open Award (2007) Finalist
Nimrod Katherine Anne Porter Prize (2007) Semi-finalist
Howard Frank Mosher Prize for Short Fiction (2006) Winner
Adult Short Fiction Competition, Pacific Northwest Writers Association (1998) Finalist