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

glimmertrain_2272_7776890  Glimmer Train (Winter 2011) “Best Western” SIR_2010-spring  Southern Indiana Review (Spring 2010) “Stray” glimmertrain_2272_10108122  Glimmer Train (Spring 2010) “Writing to the Future: An Interview with Xu Xi” WAissue26  Writers Ask (ongoing) Excerpts from “A Part of One’s Life: An Interview with Shawn Wong” icon_510202  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 07dec_cover  Writer’s Chronicle (December 2007, Volume 40, Number 3) “A Part of One’s Life: An Interview with Shawn Wong” imageDB.cgi  Best New American Voices 2007 (Harcourt, 2006) “Ashes.” Sue Miller, editor hmfall  Hunger Mountain (Fall 2006 Issue, Number 9) “Three Keys” book 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” The Olympian, Health Today (1998) Series of five feature articles focusing on trends in heart care 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