A.A. Balaskovits

A.A. Balaskovits is the author of Magic for Unlucky Girls (SFWP). Her fiction and essays appear in Indiana Review, The Southeast Review, The Madison Review, Apex Magazine, and Shimmer, among many others.

Originally from the Chicagoland area, she has lived all across the American Midwest and South but currently calls Ohio her home. She received her B.A. from Loras College, her MFA from Bowling Green State University, and her Ph.D. from the University of Missouri.

She has served as an Assistant Fiction Editor for the Mid American Review and the Social Media Editor for The Missouri Review, where she launched two series for the blog: the Working Writers Series, which interviewed writers without major publications, and Literature on Lockdown, a series of curated essays by current or former incarcerated writers as well as the people who teach them.

Currently, she is the Co-Editor in Chief for Cartridge Lit, an online journal of video game literature.

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