I'm a graduate of the University of Arizona MFA program and I write nonfictionish stories about things that really happened. Find my work in (or forthcoming from) Third Coast, Fourth GenreThe Los Angeles Review, The Offing, RedividerHobart, Puerto del Sol, Entropy, Brevity, Booth, and elsewhere. Currently hung up on getting my first book published, an archive of intimacies real and imagined. I'm also a writing instructor at Eugene Lang College and the Gotham Writers Workshop.

Awards and honors include a 2016 Pushcart Prize nomination, a Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2016 (Ed. Jonathan Franzen), a 2016 Peter Taylor Teaching Fellowship at The Kenyon Review Writer's Workshop, Redivider's 2015 Beacon Street Prize for Nonfiction, the 2014 University of Arizona Foundation Award for Nonfiction, and The Writer Magazine's 2012 Travel Essay Contest.

I have several years of professional experience in publicity, social, and narrative writing and copyediting, and am always seeking new opportunities. For assistance with essays, manuscript development, MFA applications, and other creative writing endeavors, visit my Coaching page.

Yep, I'm on Twitter, too: @ninaboutsikaris.