Marisca Pichette works in speculative and literary fiction, poetry, and essay. Her writing investigates queerness and marginalized identity, often involving monsters. She lives in Western Massachusetts, where she works with a Montessori school. 


  • Winner of the Anne Singer Memorial Award (2016, 2017)

  • Winner of the Louise Sproule Prize (2016)

  • Winner of the Robert P Sibley Prize (2016) 

  • Short-listed for the Sunspot Inception Prize (2020) 

  • Short-listed & long-listed for the Al Blanchard Award (2020)

  • Short-listed for the Defenestrationism !Short Story Contest! (2020)

  • "The First Step in Our Evolution," included in The Best Vegan Science Fiction and Fantasy of 2020 from Metaphorosis Books (2021)


Interviews & Reviews:

"Before Us" (Daily Science Fiction, 2020), included in Paul Jessup's monthly short story roundup.

"Daffodils Are Lonesome" (Channel, 2020) and intersectional environmentalism: An article in the University Times.

"This Wet Red" (PseudoPod, 2021), reviewed by Maria Haskins in her Weekly Five & February 2021 Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Short Fiction Roundup, on Curious Fictions.

"This Wet Red" in Charles Payseur's Quick Sip Reviews (February, 2021) & February 2021 Roundup of Queer SFF.

"This Wet Red" in Jeff Xilon's 2021 Short Fiction Round Up 7.

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 is currently studying Popular Fiction in the Stonecoast MFA program.

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