Cinthia Ritchie writes and runs mountains in Anchorage, Alaska. She’s a former journalist, two-time Pushcart Prize nominee, recipient of two Rasmuson Foundation Awards, a Connie Boochever Fellowship and residencies at Hedgebrook, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts and Hidden River Arts.
She’s received the Women’s National Book Association Nonfiction Award, Sport Literate Essay Award, Memoir Grand Prize Award, Brenda Ueland Prose Award, Drexel Magazine Creative Nonfiction Award, Rose Metal Press semi-finalist Award for poetry chapbook, Tucson Festival of Books finalist for nonfiction, Cutbank Chapbook Contest finalist for creative nonfiction chapbook, Once Written Grand Prize Award, Orlando Prize second-place award, Writer’s Bridge second-place nonfiction award and Faulkner Wisdom Creative Writing Contest finalist. Her essay Running was awarded a Notable status in Best American Essays 2013 and her prose poem, Mary With PMS, was nominated for Best Small Fictions 2017.
Her work can be found at: Best American Sports Writing 2013, Evening Street Review, Sport Literate; Water-stone Review; New York Times Magazine, Memoir; Little White Poetry Journal; Breadscabs; Third Wednesday; The Boiler Journal; Foliate Oak Review, Gin Bender Poetry Review, Slow Trains Literary Journal, Wicked Alice, Rainbow Curve, Drexel Journal, Gloom Cupboard, Literary Mama, Under the Sun, Ghoti, Women of the Web Anthology, Main Channel Voices, Miller’s Pond, 42opus, Sugar Mule, PMS:poemmemoirstory, iddie, Sho, Clean Sheets, Sunspinner, Small Batch, International Journal of Erotica, Alaska Magazine, Writer’s Digest, Cactus Heart Press, damfino press, 101 Words, 100 Word Story, Poetic Medicine, Panoplyzine, The Skinny Poetry Journal, Barking Sycamores, Postcard Poems and Prose Magazine, Into the Void, Clementine Unbound, Theories of HER Anthology, Grayson Books Forgotten Women Anthology, GNU Journal, Breath and Shadow, Wordgathering, Deaf Poets Society, Brilliant Short Fiction, Thirteenth Nerve, Nasty Women: A Journal of Subversive Voices, Wild Violet Magazine and Rattle, Nasty Women Poets: An anthology of subversive verse, Wild Violet Magazine, Thirteenth Nerve, Brilliant Flash Fiction, The Hunger.
Her first novel, Dolls Behaving Badly, released from Grand Central Publishing/Hachette Book Group.