Andrea Witzke Slot is author of the poetry collection To find a new beauty (Gold Wake Press, 2012) and a recently-finished novel titled The Cartography of Flesh: in the silence of Ella Mendelssohn, both of which reflect her interest in the ways poetry, fiction, and nonfiction cross boundaries. Her work has been published widely, with recent (or forthcoming) work in such places as Meridian, Under the Radar (Nine Arches Press, UK), Bellevue Literary Review, The American Literary Review, Tupelo Quarterly, Poetry East, Measure, Southeast Review, Mid-American Review, Nimrod, SRPR, Crab Orchard Review, and in the anthologies Red Sky/ poetry on the global epidemic of violence against women (Sable Books, 2016) and All We Can Hold: poems of motherhood (Sage Hill Press, 2016). Her articles on the hiring crisis in higher education in the U.S. can be found in The Chronicle of Higher Education, while her essays on the poetry of Julia Alvarez and Harryette Mullen have been included in academic books published by SUNY Press (2013) and Palgrave Macmillan (2014) respectively. Winner of Fiction International’s 2015 Short Short Fiction Prize and Able Muse’s 2015 Write Prize in Fiction contest, Andrea has also been a finalist, runner-up, and honorable mention in a number of recent writing awards in the various genres in which she writes, including Southeast Review’s Gearhart Poetry Prize for a single long poem, Black Lawrence Press’s Hudson Award for her second book of poetry, AROHO’s Clarissa Dalloway book prize for her first novel, Arts & Letter’s 2015 Unclassifiables Contest and Meridian's Flash Ficton Contest for flash fiction pieces, Mid-American Review's Fineline Contest and Tupelo Quarterly's Open Contest for her prose poems, and the 2014 Calvino Prize for her short fiction.
Previous poetry editor at the award-winning Rhino Poetry and previous book review editor at Fifth Wednesday Journal, Andrea taught for many years (primary level in the UK and college/university level in the U.S. after receiving her PhD) but now writes full time. Current projects include a second novel (a ghost story about sibling loss), two ever-evolving poetry collections, and a short story collection titled Where Our Hands Rest in the Night. New poems and stories are making appearances at her desk(s) daily. She lives in Chicago and London.
Book-length fiction and creative non-fiction represented by Stephanie Sinclair at Transatlantic Literary Agency. Her profile at the agency is here.
Want to know about her novel and her approach to hybrid work? Read her interview at Mid-American Review here. And feel free to email: firstname.lastname@example.org