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Theodora Ziolkowski is the author of On the Rocks, winner of a 2018

Next Generation Indie Book Award, and Mother Tongues, winner of

The Cupboard's 2015 Contest. A Pushcart Prize and Best New Poets nominee, her poetry, fiction, and essays have appeared in many journals and magazines, including Glimmer Train, The Writer's Chronicle, and Short Fiction (England).


Theodora's work has received support from the Vermont Studio Center, the National Alumni Association (University of Alabama), and Inprint (Houston, Texas). She has taught in the English Department at the University of Houston and the University of Alabama, and has led creative writing workshops in fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and humor writing at a variety of Houston establishments, including Inprint, Grackle & Grackle Writing Enterprises, and Writespace.


Theodora has served as Poetry Editor for Gulf Coast, Fiction Editor for Big Fiction, and Assistant Poetry Editor for Black Warrior Review. She is the recipient of the Inprint Marion Barthelme Prize in Creative Writing.