Tanya Žilinskas is a first generation American and forever Californian. Her fiction redefines domestic spaces; defamiliarizing the familiar, and subverting the expectations put on female characters, especially as related to motherhood, aging, and marriage.
She is writing a novel about early internet hoaxes, the complexities of female friendship, and rosy retrospection. She is also revising a California Gothic novel-in-stories.
Tanya’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Southern Humanities Review, Porter House Review, The Florida Review, Meetinghouse, The Bureau Dispatch, Mumber Mag, 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.
- “The Singer” Southern Humanities Review (forthcoming)
- “Sillage” Porter House Review
- “Imbalance” Meetinghouse
- “On the Other Side is Everything” The Florida Review
- “My Two Dads” Meetinghouse (forthcoming)
- “Two Knocks” The Bureau Dispatch
- “Wholesome Family Fun” Atticus Review
- “Bad Seeds” X-R-A-Y (2022 Wigleaf Top 50 Awardee)
- “Hiding spots for dead girls” Mumber Mag