Lisa Swanstrom
Port Hueneme, CA

Lisa Swanstrom earned a master's degree in creative writing from the Professional Writing Program at the University of Southern California, where she won an AWP Intro Journals Award for Creative Nonfiction.

Her manuscript "The Leaping Bavarians and Other Stories" recently won First Place in Terminus Magazine's 2003 Chapbook competition. Other work has appeared in the Mid-American Review, the Northwest Florida Review, Nidus on-line, Closer Magazine and Moxie Magazine, among others. She also has a short story out in Migrants & Stowaways, a new anthology published by the Knoxville Writers' Guild.

Lisa is currently a doctoral student in Comparative Literature at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

You can find more of Lisa's work by visiting her personal web page.