Archive for the ‘Links to Lois Melina’s Published Work’ Category


The Weight of Snowflakes

December 31, 2019

My short story, The Weight of Snowflakes was published in Barnstorm Journal on December 6, 2019


On Finding Myself in the Old Neighborhood

December 17, 2019

On Finding Myself in the Old Neighborhood was published November 18, 2019 in Two Hawks Quarterly


The Scent of Water

July 24, 2019

The Scent of Water, Finalist for the John Guyon Literary Nonfiction Prize, p. 192.

Crab Orchard Review Vol 24, No 1 General issue June 2019

Published on Jun 7, 2019



April 13, 2019

Short story published March 1, 2019 in Eastern Iowa Review 


Beyond Mt. St. Helens

April 13, 2018

From Entropy, April 9, 2018Beyond Mt. St. Helens


Still Life with Birds

March 26, 2018

From Entropy magazine, March 20, 2018: Still Life with Birds


The Grammar of Untold Stories

November 29, 2017

Published in the Fall 2017 Colorado ReviewThe Grammar of Untold Stories

Named a “Notable” work in Best American Essays, 2018

Finalist, New Letters Prize for the Essay, 2016

Finalist, Torch Prize for Creative Nonfiction, North American Review, 2016

Finalist, Dead Bison Editor’s Prize, 2016


Are You My Mother?

August 31, 2017

From the Winter 2014 issue of Oregon Humanities magazine:  Are You My Mother?


The Verb Forms of Aging

July 5, 2017

Published online in Crack the Spine:


The Fires of Dismemberment

May 29, 2017

Published in The Carolina Quarterly. Not available online, but copies available for purchase from this link:

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