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 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, 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 and upcoming work in GNU Journal, Breath and Shadow and Deaf Poets Society.
Her first novel, Dolls Behaving Badly, released in 2013 from Grand Central Publishing/Hachette Book Group.