Publications and Honors


“Troubles Within: How Anna Burns’s Fiction Confronts Violence,” The Hollins Critic (nonfiction)

Plastic Ono Band,” The RS500 (nonfiction)

“Weaving Women’s Voices: Jeanne Larsen’s Poetry and Fiction,” The Hollins Critic (nonfiction)

Imagine,” The RS500 (nonfiction)

Sandhogs,” Construction (fiction)

Peace Lines,” Barzakh Magazine (nonfiction)

Literacy Narrative: Welcome,” Entropy (nonfiction)

“Our Lineage of Damage: Anne Enright’s Family Fictions,” The Hollins Critic (nonfiction)

Over Wide Sea,” ZiN Daily (nonfiction)

Review of A Thousand Miles from NowhereThe Hollins Critic  (nonfiction)

Songs of Love and Hate,” The RS500 (nonfiction)

Three PoemsIf And Only If (poetry)

Sleepless,” The RS500 (nonfiction)

No Longer,” Poem of the Week (April 17, 2015), TheThe Poetry (poetry)

“Samovar,” The Emma Press Anthology of  Homesickness and Exile (poetry)

Caves,” Watershed Review (fiction)

“Luminous,” Cargoes (poetry)

Tronador,” The Rampallian (fiction) 

Petrouchka,” The Birch (fiction)


Podcast Interview: “I might as well be hugging a book: Star City Reads’ Marissa Mazek Blankinship,” Book City Roanoke

Profile: “Marissa Mazek sticks around to make a difference,” Book City Roanoke

Final Round of Judging, James River Writers Best Unpublished Novel Contest 

Finalist for “Sandhogs,” Glimmer Train March/April 2017 Fiction Open

Finalist, Center for Women Writers International Literary Awards Penelope Niven Prize in Creative Nonfiction

Runner-Up, The Melanie Hook Rice Award in the Novel, Hollins University

Honorable Mention for “Caves,” Glimmer Train December 2013 Fiction Open

Howard M. Teichmann Writing Award, Barnard College, May 2010


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