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)


Her story, "Before Us," was included in Paul Jessup's monthly short story roundup.

Her story, "Daffodils Are Lonesome," and intersectional environmentalism in Channel Magazine.

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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