Elissa Malcohn's award-winning fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have appeared in dozens of publications from the 1970s on. She was a finalist for the 1985 John W. Campbell Award, given at the World Science Fiction Convention to the best new SF writer of the year. Her story "Moments of Clarity" (Full Spectrum, Bantam, 1988) reached preliminary ballot for a Nebula Award, given by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Her prizes include the 1983 New England Science Fiction Association Short Story Award, the 2004 "Save Our Earth" Award (National Federation of State Poetry Societies), and more.
From 1986-1988 she edited Star*Line, journal of the Science Fiction Poetry Association, and is a four-time Rhysling nominee for best speculative poetry of the year.
In 2007 Aisling Press published Covenant, the first volume of Elissa's Deviations series. See her Deviations website for more info and free downloads.
Elissa has taught creative writing at the Cambridge and Dorchester Centers for Adult Education in Massachusetts. In Florida, she has taught at the Art Center of Citrus County and was on the 2008 conference faculty for the Florida Writers Association. She was the keynote speaker at the 2008 convention of the Florida State Poets Association.
Her mixed-media art has been exhibited in several Massachusetts and Florida galleries. Her photography has appeared in both print and online publications.
Elissa's business, Malcohn Enterprises, provides communications services in writing and editing, word processing and desktop publishing, tape and digital transcription, and voice-overs.
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