A.A. Balaskovits was born in the Chicagoland area but now resides in South Carolina. She is the author of Magic for Unlucky Girls (Santa Fe Writers Project 2017). Her fiction and essays appear in Indiana Review, The Madison Review, The Southeast Review, Gargoyle, Apex Magazine, Shimmer and numerous other magazines and anthologies. She was awarded the New Writers Award from Sequestrum in 2015 and won the grand prize for the 2015 Santa Fe Writers Project Literary Awards series. She is the Co-Editor-In-Chief of Cartridge Lit.

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For release: April 1st, 2017

Media Contact: Andrew Gifford

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Selected Awards and Honors:

Wigleaf top 50 very short fictions for “The Mother Left Behind” (2017)

Santa Fe Literary Awards Program Grand Prize Winner: Magic for Unlucky Girls  (2015)

Sequestrum New Writers Award Winner: “Put Back Together Again”  (2015)

St. Lawrence Book Award Finalist: Magic For Unlucky Girls (2015)

Permafrost Book Prize in Fiction Finalist: A Girl Without Arms and Other Monsters (2015)

Subito Book Prize Finalist: A Girl Without Arms and Other Monsters (2014)

Hunger Mountain Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize Finalist: “Put Back Together Again” (2013)


Midwestern Gothic

Southeast Review

Smokelong Quarterly 1 and 2


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