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General Information

Name:  Andrea Witzke Slot  

Pen Name: Andrea Witzke Leavey in publications prior to 2011

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction Poetry


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Witzke Slot divides her time between Chicago and London. She has taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Andrea Witzke Slot earned her PhD and M.A. Studies in Literature from the University of Texas at Dallas. She also received a Post Graduate Certificate of Education from the University of Hertfordshire, U.K. and a B.A. in English Literature, from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. The author of the poetry collection ''To Find a New Beauty,'' her work has been published widely, including in ''Bellevue Literary Review'', ''The Adirondack Review'', ''Tupelo Quarterly'', ''Poetry East'', ''Measure'', ''Mezzo Cammin'', ''Southeast Review'', ''Mid-American Review'', ''Nimrod'', ''SRPR'', ''Crab Orchard Review'', and ''The Chronicle of Higher Education.'' Her essays on the poetry of Julia Alvarez and Harryette Mullen have been included in academic books published by SUNY Press (2013) and Palgrave Macmillan (2014). Previously, an associate editor at Rhino Poetry as well as the book review editor for Fifth Wednesday, Witzke Slot has also been a judge in the Illinois Emerging Writers Competition offered by the Illinois Center for the Book.After teaching for many years (primary level in the UK and college/university level in the U.S. after receiving her PhD), Andrea now writes full time.


-- Fiction International's 2015 Short Short Fiction Prize
-- Able Muse's 2015 Write Prize in Fiction contestShe has also been a finalist, runner-up, and honorable mention in a number of writing awards.

Speaking Engagements

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Her book-length fiction and creative non-fiction is represented by Stephanie Sinclair at [ Transatlantic Literary Agency].

Selected Titles At Your Library

To find a new beauty /
ISBN: 0983700133. OCLC Number: 794553891

Gold Wake Press,. .