de Marcken’s short stories, essays, and interviews occasionally appear in print or can be heard on the radio. Her lyric novella, The Accident: An Account, will be published by Spuyten Duyvil in 2020. She is presently focusing primarily on two projects: The End of the Future, a series of four linked auto-fictional hybrid literary volumes, and the screenplay The Warmest Season, which she is adapting to novel form while she works on the other thing.


2020 The Accident: An Account (Spuyten Duyvil)
2019 – Entropy
(July 11, 2019) “The Sea that has Become Known”
2019 Ploughshares (Issue #137) “Foil”
2018 – Narrative “The Little One Need Not Come”
2018 – Quarter After Eight (Volume 24) “Snapshot”
2011 – Glimmer Train (Issue 77) “Best Western” *
2010 – Southern Indiana Review (Volume 17, 1) “Stray” *
2010 Writers Ask (Issue 71) Excerpts, “Writing to the Future: An Interview with Xu Xi”
2010 – Glimmer Train (Issue 74) “Writing to the Future: An Interview with Xu Xi”
2009 – Evo Girls Guest editor and essayist for the annual print catalogue of experimental media and activist art by the collective, Evolutionary Girls Club
2008 – Writers Ask (ongoing) Excerpts, “A Part of One’s Life: An Interview with Shawn Wong”
2008 – Selected Shorts, NPR & Symphony Space “Best Western” *
2007 – Writer’s Chronicle (Volume 40, Number 3) “A Part of One’s Life: An Interview with Shawn Wong”
2007 – Best New American Voices 2007 (Harcourt, 2006) “Ashes” *
2006 – Hunger Mountain (Issue Number 9) “Three Keys” *
2006 – The Way We Knew It (Vermont College / Union Institute & University, 2006) “Wrap Skirt”

* Stories resulting from “After Life” 2005-10. Sustained literary inquiry into how we are altered by loss.

Select Writing Awards & Honors

Dzanc Novella Prize 2020, Finalist
Emerging Writer’s Contest
(2018) Winner. Carmen Maria Machado, judge
Fall Fiction Prize
(2017) Finalist
Iowa Short Fiction Award
(2017) Semi-finalist
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

Select Readings & Presentations

2020 – Margin Shift, Seattle, WA Reading from The Accident: An Account 
2020 – Community Print, Olympia, WA Reading from Cannibal, a polyphonic biography of Columbia.
2017 – Salon Refu, Olympia WA
Solo reading from Zombie: A Memoir, auto-fictional narrative.
2014 – “Animal/Antidote,” Blindfold Gallery, Seattle, WA Group reading with Stacy Levine, Bhanu Kapil, Doug Nufer, Sarah Dowling and Jennifer Calkins
2013 – “Q.E.D II: Not (Quite) Easily Done,” Les Figues Press & MAK Center for Art & Architecture, Los Angeles, CA Reading/performance & process presentation with Jennifer Calkins
2011 – TEDx Evergreen, Olympia, WA Speaker, “The Happy (Un)Ending: Climate Change & Narrative”
2006 – Davis Gallery, Sheridan, WY Visiting artist talk, “Process and Image”
2006 – AWP Conference, Austin, TX Panelist/moderator, “Prose in Motion” with John Bresland, Ed Falco, Marilyn Freeman and Philip Graham
2005 – NonfictionNow Conference, Iowa City, IA Panelist, “The Video Essay” with Marilyn Freeman, Ron Sandvik and John Bresland & “Varieties of Collaboration” with Lawrence Suttin, Alma Gottlieb and LeAnne Howe
2003 – Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, NV Visiting writer
2003 – The Olympia Film Festival, Olympia, WA Panelist, “Writing the New Screenplay”
2002 – Filmmaker Forum, Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, Seattle, WA Panelist, “Women in Film.”