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Marisca Pichette works in speculative and literary fiction, poetry, and essay. Her writing investigates queerness and marginalized identity, often involving monsters. She is represented by Amy Collins.

She has presented critical work at the 42nd and 43rd International Conferences of the Fantastic in the Arts (2021, 2022), and will be presenting at the Once and Future Fantasies Conference in Glasgow (Summer 2022). 




  • Best Vegan Science Fiction and Fantasy of 2020, Metaphorosis Books (2021)

  • Naomi Kitay ’33 Fellowship for a Career in Creative Writing (2019)

  • Graduate Fellowship in English & Joseph McGrath Bottkol Fellowship (2019)

  • Anne Singer Memorial Award (2016, 2017)

  • Louise Sproule Prize (2016)

  • Robert P Sibley Prize (2016) 



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Marisca began writing in high school, studying linguistics and crafting languages for her worlds. She earned her BA from Mount Holyoke College in 2019, and graduated from the Stonecoast MFA program in 2021. She lives in Western Massachusetts, where she works with a Montessori school. 

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