Andrea Witzke Slot writes poetry, fiction, essays, and academic work, and is particularly interested in the spaces in which these genres intersect. She is author of the poetry collection, To find a new beauty (Gold Wake Press 2012), and her recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Southeast Review (finalist in their Gearhart Poetry Prize), Mid-American Review (finalist in their Fineline Competition), Tupelo Quarterly (runner up and finalist in two Prose Open Contests), Nimrod, Mezzo Cammin, Crab Orchard Review, Segue, Spoon River Poetry Review, Bellevue Literary Review, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and in academic books published by SUNY Press (2013) and Palgrave Macmillan (2014). Editor at the award-winning Rhino Poetry, she lives just north of Chicago with her husband, the youngest of her five children/stepchildren, and her old man Westie, Macbeth.
Recently, Andrea's novel The Cartography of Flesh: in the silence of Ella Mendelssohn was one of two Finalists (selected by Kate Gale) in AROHO's Clarissa Dalloway Book Prize, while an excerpt from the novel, "Penelope thinks she remembers her father" was an honorable mention (selected by Amit Majmudar) in Able Muse's Write Prize. She was also a finalist in Black Lawrence Press's 2014 Hudson Award for her second book of poetry.
Feel free to contact her at email@example.com.