I'm a graduate of the University of Arizona MFA program, with creative nonfiction in Fourth GenreThe Los Angeles Review, The Offing, RedividerHobart, Puerto del SolBrevity, Booth, and elsewhere. Currently hung up on getting my first book published, an archive of intimacies real and imagined. I also teach writing at Eugene Lang College.

Awards and honors include a notable mention 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, The Writer Magazine's 2012 Travel Essay Contest,  and the 2009 IC View Alumni Literary Arts Essay Contest.

For assistance with essays, manuscript development, MFA applications, and other creative writing endeavors, visit my Coaching page.

Represented by Kate Garrick of The Karpfinger Agency.

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