ANGELA RYDELL teaches creative writing for the UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies (DCS) including Write by the LakeWeekend with Your Novel, the annual Writers' Institute conference, and various online classes. She's also taught creative writing at Edgewood College, worked as a poet-in-residence in elementary schools, judged contests for Wisconsin People and Ideas and the NYC Midnight Flash Fiction Challenge, among others, and is on the editorial board of The Midwest Prairie Review. She holds an M.F.A. in poetry from Warren Wilson College and lives in Madison, WI with her husband, science-fiction writer Brendan Day. Find out where she's published, below: 

Angela's publication news

Her poetry can be read in issues of Prairie SchoonerAlaska QuarterlyBeloit Poetry JournalCrab Orchard Review , The Sun Magazine,  Poets & Writers, and other journals. Her fiction has won the Portland Review Flash Friday contest, received honorable mention in New Millennium Writings Awards and was a finalist for the American Short(er) Fiction Prize, Passages North's Neutrino Short-Short Prize and the Grey Sparrow Journal Flash Fiction contest, and her poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart. You can read her fiction in Indiana Review, Short Fast & Deadly, Daily Science Fiction, Whiskey Island Magazine, Inkwell, and the Fast Forward Press collection The Incredible Shrinking Story, among other journals and anthologies.  

Links to Angela's poetry, fiction and flash fiction pubs you can find online:

"The Book of Adolescence," Literal Latte

"Sink or Swim" The Portland Review (winner of the review's Flash Fiction Friday contest)

"Her Favorite Color is Light" NANO Fiction 

"Life Expectancies" Gulf Stream
"longlisted" for the 2013 Wigleaf Top 50

"How to Kill a Witch" Northville Review

"The Girl in the Wooden Dress" Daily Science Fiction

recommended read, Where the Words Wendt

"Last Time" decomP 

"The Cream Inside the Oreo"  Storyglossia

"The Daughter and the Giant Jumping Foot" Foundling Review

"The Art of Adultery" dogzplot

"What I'm Wearing Underneath My Skin" (scroll down) Short, Fast & Deadly

"On the Threshold" Danse Macabre

"So I Dropped a Trojan Snagged from Health Class" The Citron Review

recommended read, Dark Sky Magazine (for some reason this story's categorized as non-fiction--but it's fiction! really, it is!)

"The Dead Won't Tell" Six Sentences

"Developing Nightmares"   The Lindenwood Review   

"The International Forgiveness Institute" The Sun 

"The Wind's Confession to the Laundry" The Summerset Review

 kudos for the review, and the poem, in The Review Review

"The Magician's Hat of HolesThe Cortland Review

"Light ArrowThe Cortland Review

"I'm Alone and You're a Bottle" Barrow Street


"Midlife Crisis" Barrow Street

"Eve's Reasons" The Ante Review

"Two Million Flowers Mean One Pound of Honey" Crab Orchard Review

"Origins" Bluestem

Celebrate April poetry month through UW-Madison Continuing  Studies: Read Angela's poetry here