Priscilla Long

Priscilla Long is a Seattle-based writer of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Her book on writing is The Writer's Portable Mentor: A Guide to Art, Craft, and the Writing Life. Long also teaches courses on writing.

She writes a weekly column at The American Scholar website titled "Science Frictions."

Long received a National Magazine Award for Feature Writing for her creative nonfiction "Genome Tome" in The American Scholar. The Winter 2010 edition of that magazine includes her piece "My Brain on My Mind."

She is author of Where the Sun Never Shines: A History of America's Bloody Coal Industry (1989).

Her essays, short stories, and poems appear in The Southern Review, The Gettysburg Review, Fourth Genre, Southern Poetry Review, Raven Chronicles, North Dakota Quarterly, The American Scholar, Ontario Review, The Seattle Review, Chattahoochee Review, Passages North, Painted Bride Quarterly, Under The Sun, Michigan Quarterly Review, The Cincinnati Review, and in many other venues.

She was a Jack Straw writer for 2009. Her awards also include the Richard Hugo House Founder's Award and awards from the Seattle Arts Commission and the Los Angeles Arts Commission.





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