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Welcome to the DonaWrites Website

Hi, I’m Dona McCormack

writer of flash, short,
and long fiction,
occasional enthusiastic literary journal reader & editor,
and trained editor for hire.  

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.

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

Literary Fiction


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.

You can find Dona!

Here's how.

2019-20 Thesis Collection

 American Animals

Literary Fiction

2021 Collection

Terminal Tower

Weird & New Weird

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