Vicky Mlyniec


Vicky Mlyniec is an award-winning short story writer, a versatile essayist and the author of scores of magazine articles.  She is the winner of the Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction, a Pushcart Prize nominee, and a finalist for the John Gardner Fiction Award as well as Glimmer Train's Fiction Open and Very Short Fiction Award. Most recently, her short story collection, Accordioned Life, was shortlisted for both the Flannery O'Connor Award for Fiction and the Iowa Short Fiction Award.

Her short stories have been published in North American Review, Bellingham ReviewThe Saturday Evening Post and Chicago Tribune's Printer's Row, among others, as well as anthologized in Short Story America, Volume 1, and performed as part of the New Short Fiction Series in Los Angeles and Stories on Stage/Davis.

Her essays have appeared in The Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, San Francisco Examiner and San Jose Mercury, as well the anthology It's A Girl: Women Writers on Raising Daughters.  

Formerly a fulltime freelancer, Vicky's byline has appeared frequently on essays, features and department pieces for national women's and parenting magazines. Her article on sensory intergration dysfunction ("The Little Girl Who Hated Hugs") was nominated for a National Health Information Award by Parents magazine.

Work related to her current booklength project, Nate and Nikolai, can be found online on Brevity.

An honors graduate of UC Berkeley with a B.A. in Slavic Languages and Literatures, Vicky earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Warren Wilson College's Program for Writers.