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ANNA LINETSKAYA

 
Woman Typing

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Born on the shore of the Japanese Sea in Vladivostok, Russia, Anna currently finds herself writing from the island of Manhattan and the forests of New York's Harriman State Park. Her dispatches varied in form and substance over time; after years of academic work and legal practice, she finally finds herself writing pieces she truly enjoys. When she is not practicing or teaching, she continues to develop her craft as an MFA student at the City College of New York, the program during which she has completed her first biographical novel (for which she received the Jerome Lowell Dejur Prize in Creative Writing) and has begun her work on the second--this time, autobiographical--manuscript (selected a Finalist for the Nyman Family Project Award). Her short fiction appeared in Visitant Lit, The Writing Disorder, The Airgonaut, Nailed Magazine, and elsewhere; her nonfiction was long-listed for Cosmonaut Avenue’s Nonfiction Prize. Although Anna loves (and writes mostly in) English, Russian will forever remain her mother tongue. 

 
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SAMPLE WORKS

Geolocations (creative non-fiction) | Cosmonauts Avenue 

The List (short story) | NAILED Magazine 

MyLife: Short Story (Part I; Part II; Part III; Part IV) (short story) | Visitant Lit 

Not a Seamless Lunch (short story) | The Writing Disorder 

Still Life (flash fiction) | The Airgonaut  

Selected Poetry | Torrid Literature Journal  

 

AWARDS, GRANTS, AND RECOGNITIONS

THE 2020 NYMAN FAMILY PROJECT AWARD

"Beyond Narrative"
Finalist

KENNETH KOWALD FUND FOR ADVANCING AMERICAN LITERATURE

2020 Travel Grant
Recipient

THE 2019 JEROME LOWELL DEJUR PRIZE IN CREATIVE WRITING (FICTION)

"Find What's Yours"
Co-Recipient

THE 2019 COSMONAUTS AVENUE NONFICTION PRIZE

"Geolocations"
Longlisted

KENNETH KOWALD FUND FOR ADVANCING AMERICAN LITERATURE

2019 Travel Grant
Recipient

SPRING 2018 EDUCATIONAL ENRICHMENT GRANT

Recipient

 
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"Your little will can't do anything. It takes Great Determination.
Great Determination doesn't mean just you making an effort.
It means the whole universe is behind you and with you:
the birds, trees, sky, moon, and ten directions."

Katagiri Roshi

 
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