Rosalia Scalia

212 S. High St.Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: 
410-736-8444
E-mail: 
Website: 
www.rosaliascalia.com

Author's Bio

I am a Baltimore-based writer who has worked on both fiction and nonfiction. My magazine and newspaper articles have appeared in local, regional, and national publications. I have worked as a staff reporter for a local weekly newspaper, The Messenger, and have written for websites including E-Diets.com. Currently, I'm an assistant editor for Narrative Magazine; my poetry has been published in a U.S. Department of Agriculture newspaper and in a publication by the Enoch Pratt Free Library. I earned a master’s degree in writing from Johns Hopkins University in May 2003 and am working on a novel, Delia’s Concerto. The first chapter was one of seven finalists in a competition held by the National League of American Pen Women. My story, “Henry’s Fall,” was a finalist in the Gival Press Short Story competition. My work has appeared or is forthcoming in Amarillo Bay; The Baltimore Review; North Atlantic Review; Pebble Lake; Pennsylvania English; The Portland Review; Quercus Review; Smile, Hon, You’re In Baltimore; South Asian Ensemble; Spout Magazine; Taproot;Oklahoma Review; Blue Lake Review; and Willow Review. The story that appears in Taproot won first prize in its annual literary fiction competition for 2007, and “Uncharted Steps” merited a 2010 Individual Artist Grant from the Maryland State Art Council. “Sister Rafaele Heals the Sick,” first published by Pebble Lake Review and nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2005, appeared again in an anthology titled City Sages: Baltimore (CityLit Press, May 1, 2010), a collection of stories by 32 Baltimore writers, including Poe, Anne Tyler, and Alice McDermott, among others. Most recently, my story, “You’ll Do Fine,” was a recipient of the Willow Review Award for the Spring 2011 issue.

Publications and Prizes

Anthology

City Sages Baltimore
(CityLit Press,
2010)

Journal

North Atlantic Review
Pebbe Lake Review
The Portland Review
The Quercus Review
Taproot Literary Review
Willow Review
The Oklahoma Review
Portland Review
Pennsylvania English
Blue Lake Review
Amarillo Bay
Prizes: 
Willow Review, Editors' Selection 2011 Maryland State Art Council Individual Artist Grant, 2010 Taproot Literary Competition, Winner 2007

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer
Gives readings? 
Yes
Travels for readings? 
Yes
Born in: 
Baltimore, MD
Raised in: 
Baltimore, MD

Reviews, Recordings, and Interviews

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
The Tide King by Jen Michalski (ARC), Helium by Jaspreet Singh (ARC)

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Listing last updated: May 16, 2013.