Cynthia Romanowski holds an MFA in fiction from UCR’s low res program in Palm Desert. Her monthly book round-up, Shelf Awareness, can be found in Coast Magazine and her fiction has appeared in The Weekly Rumpus, The Nervous Breakdown, MARY: A Journal Of New Writing, Lit Central OC and on the podcast No Extra Words. This summer she received a fellowship to attend Idyllwild Arts Writer’s Week. She has also been featured reader for Dirty Laundry Lit and Tongue & Groove.
In 2013, her story “Santa Ana” was a Top 25 finalist in Glimmer Train’s “Family Matters” contest and her story “Torches In The Ashtray” was selected for the annual Emerging Voices Show for The New Short Fiction Series in Los Angeles. She is a past participant of the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley and Lit Camp, a former prose editor of The Coachella Review and she has volunteered for Dzanc publications, The Rattling Wall, WriteGirl, 826LA and the The Whistling Fire.
She lives Huntington Beach, California (where she is also from) and is at work on a collection of linked short stories titled The Habitual Position Of Being Okay.
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