Dina L. Relles

writer. editor. curious + common.

Short Prose & Poetry:

Eulogy | Passages North | forthcoming
campfire. & long distance. | Hobart | forthcoming
As Close As I Came | 100 Word Story | Oct. 12, 2019
The Interstate | CHEAP POP | Oct. 3, 2019
The Diner | matchbook literary magazine | Aug. 26, 2019
A Functional Murmur | Little Fiction | Big Truths | Aug. 7, 2019
Corner Store | New South Journal | May 13, 2019
Desire Lines | Hobart | Jan. 18, 2019
In a Sunday Kitchen | Pidgeonholes | Oct. 11, 2018
Still | Wigleaf | Sept. 17, 2018
And Sometimes We Meet | matchbook literary magazine | Sept. 10, 2018
For Michigan | The Coil Magazine | July 10, 2018
What’s Left | Unbroken Journal | July 1, 2018
Whiskey and Water | Synaesthesia Magazine | April 10, 2018
All I Have Left | Monkeybicycle | March 9, 2018
A Makeshift Motel | Paper Darts | Vol. 7 (print)
Half-Life | CHEAP POP | Jan. 30, 2018
New Years | Barrelhouse | Dec. 30, 2017
Where We Land | matchbook literary magazine | Sept. 25, 2017
Common Ground | Rise Up Review | July 25, 2017
Sneakers in Sand | River Teeth | Feb. 29, 2016

Essays:

Asymptotes | DIAGRAM | Oct. 31, 2019
Body of LongingWaxwing | Spring 2019 (collaboration with Kristine Langley Mahler)
Fall on Me | Atticus Review | March 1, 2018
Writing Memory | Brevity’s Nonfiction Blog | July 22, 2016
Attachments | Full Grown People | March 15, 2016
Home, Anywhere | Atticus Review | Dec. 22, 2015
End of the Road | Full Grown People | Feb. 12, 2015
It Can’t Wait | The Manifest-Station | June 3, 2015
A Shared Road | STIR Journal | July 1, 2015
Why We Write | Literary Mama | Dec. 29, 2014
Now I Mother From a Distance | Brain, Child Magazine | July 2, 2014
Bris Guilt: Claiming the Mother’s Role in a Ritual Circumcision | The Atlantic | Dec. 16, 2011

Nominations/Honors:

The Dinermatchbook literary magazine | Aug. 26, 2019 | nominated for the Pushcart Prize
And Sometimes We Meet | matchbook literary magazine | Sept. 10, 2018 | nominated for the Pushcart Prize | selected for Best Microfiction 2019
All I Have Left | Monkeybicycle | March 9, 2018 | featured on Mr. Bear’s Violet Hour Saloon podcast
Half-Life | CHEAP POP | Jan. 30, 2018 | nominated for the Pushcart Prize | nominated for Best of the Net | selected for Best Small Fictions 2019
Where We Land | matchbook literary magazine | Sept. 25, 2017 | nominated for the Pushcart Prize
Common Ground | Rise Up Review | July 25, 2017 | shortlisted for Bettering American Poetry
Compulsory Crossing | Split Lip Magazine’s Livershot Memoir Contest | Finalist | January 2016

Interviews/Profiles/Reviews:

One Great Things About “Half-Life” | Meghan McClure | March 2018
Writers of the Week | Maudlin House | Feb. 9, 2018
Mini-Interview with Dina Relles | Tommy Dean | Jan. 30, 2018

Literary Journal Experience:

Nonfiction Editor | Pidgeonholes | Dec. 2018—present
Asst. Prose Poetry Editor | Pithead Chapel | Jan. 2018—present
TRUE Senior Blog Editor | Proximity Magazine | Aug. 2016—Apr. 2018
Blog Editor | Literary Mama | Feb. 2015—Aug. 2016

Other Resources:

List of Venues for Flash CNF | Micro Prose | Prose Poetry

Complete list of publications:

100 Word Story

The Atlantic

Atticus Review

Barrelhouse (online)

Brain, Child Magazine

Brevity’s Nonfiction Blog

CHEAP POP

The Coil Magazine

DIAGRAM

Full Grown People

The Huffington Post

Hobart

Kveller

Literary Mama

Little Fiction | Big Truths

Mamalode

The Manifest-Station

matchbook literary magazine

Monkeybicycle

New South Journal

Paper Darts

Pidgeonholes

Rise Up Review

River Teeth

Scary Mommy

STIR Journal

Synaesthesia Magazine

Unbroken Journal

The Washington Post

Waxwing

Wigleaf