Fall 2016 News

Thank you to Radar Poetry and Tahoma Literary Review for nominating two of my poems–“For Danelle, on the Curving Backroads of Wahkiahkum County, at the Unblemished Age of Sixteen” and “The Question of Lilith”–for Pushcart Prizes.


Thank you to the following journals for accepting new work–these pieces are forthcoming in 2017:

“It Turns Out a Broken Heart.” Poem. Rise Up Review.

“Black Plastic Night” & “Self Portrait with Nudity and False Awakening.” Poems. Pacifica Literary Review.

“The Pleasure of Ruin.” Poem. Willow Springs.

“The Privilege Button.” Essay. Wherever I’m With You: Anthology of Home-Themed Writings. Seal Press.

“Tire Hut: Seaview, WA.” Poem. Environmental and Nature Writing: A Writer’s Guide and Anthology. Bloomsbury.

“American Professionals.” Essay. Brevity Magazine.

“Lullaby as a Curl of Dusk.” Poem. Tusculum Review.

“Documentary” & “Out-takes from the Making.” Poems. Juked.





Maya Jewell Zeller is the author of RUST FISH (Lost Horse Press, 2011), YESTERDAY, THE BEES (Floating Bridge Press, October 2015), and the forthcoming collaboration (with Seattle visual artist Carrie DeBacker), ALCHEMY FOR CELLS & OTHER BEASTS (Entre Rios, Fall 2017). Please visit “About the Author” for more information.

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Upcoming Events:



Thursday, September 28: Pie & Whiskey anthology release, Missoula; Montana Festival of the Book

Friday, September 29-Saturday, September 30: MT Festival of the Book, Missoula–events TBA

Friday, October 13: Spokane Riverkeeper Fundraiser Event, with Shawn Vestal & Jack Nisbet

Friday, October 20: RELEASE READING from Alchemy for Cells & Other Beasts,  in Spokane, at the Bartlett, with Liz Rognes

Tuesday, October 24, reading from Alchemy for Cells & Other Beasts, 6:30 p.m., Museum of Culture & Environment, CWU Campus, Ellensburg: with musician Liz Rognes

Thursday, November 9, 7 p.m.: reading for Alchemy for Cells & Other Beasts (available for preorder now!), Open Books, Seattle (reading with Ellen Welcker)

Saturday, November 18, 7 p.m.: reading with authors Kate Lebo, Tara Conklin, Jane Wong, & more, for the release of This is the Place: Women Writing on Home, Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle

Friday, February 23, 2018: Unamuno Author Series, Madrid, Spain