Dina L. Relles

writer. editor. curious + common.

Short Prose & Poetry:

Eulogy | Passages North | forthcoming
The Interstate | CHEAP POP | forthcoming
The Diner | matchbook literary magazine | forthcoming
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 | forthcoming
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:

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

Complete list of publications:

The Atlantic

Atticus Review

Barrelhouse (online)

Brain, Child Magazine

Brevity’s Nonfiction Blog

CHEAP POP

The Coil Magazine

Full Grown People

The Huffington Post

Hobart

Kveller

Literary Mama

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