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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.

  • 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) 

  • Tangent Online 2021 Recommended Reading List

  • Maria Haskins' Recommended Reading List for 2021

  • Short-listed for the Ghost Orchid Press A Very Ghostly Christmas contest (2021)

  • Long-listed for the Fractured Lit Ghost, Fable, and Fractured Fairy Tale Prize (2021) 

  • 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)


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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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