Dona McCormack is a psychiatrically disabled writer living in Northeast Ohio with four fuzzbutts, one oversized goldfish-chomping aquatic turtle named Bob, and Michael, her devoted partner, who keeps her alive to write. When she’s not stabbing a notebook with a pen, Dona stabs thread into fabric (sometimes by design) or plans photos she’ll never post (always by design). She writes in the Realism and Weird/ New Weird genres. You can read her fiction here, here, and here. Find her on Twitter @DonaWrites and Instagram @DonaWritesInsta.
3rd Place Winner of Reflex Fiction Summer 2019 Flash Fiction Competition
BA Liberal Arts I Regis University
March 2008 - May 2010
Alpha Sigma Nu, Summa Cum Laude
MA English & Creative Writing, Fiction I Southern New Hampshire University
January 2017 - November 2019
Weird / New Weird
Magical Realism & Fabulism
Read about the challenges and small and big wins I encounter as I finish my thesis collection, American Animals, begin research and planning for my next collection, Terminal Tower, and continue to navigate the short fiction markets. I sell stories and makes connections somehow, so come speculate with me how I manage that.
All genres of fiction* at varying levels of depth. My editing page has details.
Several genres* of nonfiction. Check my editing page for restrictions.
2019-20 Thesis Collection
Weird & New Weird