Tanya Zilinskas | Writer


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, Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, 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.


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