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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 work has appeared in Glimmer Train,

The Writer's Chronicle, Short Fiction (England), Prairie Schooner, and elsewhere.


Theodora has received support from the Vermont Studio Center, the National Alumni Association (University of Alabama), and Inprint (Houston, Texas). She has taught creative writing workshops for Inprint, Grackle & Grackle Writing Enterprises, Writespace, and the University of Alabama. Recently, she served as Poetry Editor for Gulf Coast and Fiction Editor for Big Fiction.


She is the recipient of the Inprint Marion Barthelme Prize in Creative Writing and is currently pursuing her PhD in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Houston.