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, Puerto del Sol, The Florida Review, Meetinghouse, The Bureau Dispatch, Mumber Mag, X-R-A-Y, Lunch Ticket, and Atticus Review. Her stories have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and selected for Wigleaf Top 50.
Her writing has received support from Writing By Writers, Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, Desert Nights, Rising Stars, and the University of San Francisco. Tanya is the former editor-in-chief of Invisible City and an MFA candidate at the University of San Francisco.
- “The Singer” Southern Humanities Review (nominated for The Pushcart Prize)
- “Sillage” Porter House Review
- “Imbalance” Meetinghouse
- “On the Other Side is Everything” The Florida Review
- “My Two Dads” Meetinghouse
- “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