Tanya Žilinskas is a first generation American and forever Californian. Her fiction seeks to redefine the reader’s idea of domestic spaces, to defamiliarize the familiar, and to subvert the expectations put on female characters, especially as related to motherhood, aging, and marriage.
She is currently revising a California Gothic novel-in-stories.
Tanya’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Southern Humanities Review, The Florida Review, Meetinghouse, The Bureau Dispatch, MumberMag, X-R-A-Y, and Atticus Review. Her writing has received support from Writing by Writers, Desert Nights, Rising Stars, and the University of San Francisco.
Tanya is the editor-in-chief of Invisible City and an MFA candidate at the University of San Francisco.