Profile of Marina J. Lostetter

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Marina took her first steps towards a writing career in late 2009, not long after graduating with a degree in history from Southern Oregon University. In early 2010 her story, “Consider RKpyx,” was selected as a finalist in the Writers of the Future contest. “Sojourn for Ephah,” her Campbell qualifying story, was also a finalist in the contest before it was published in 2012 as the cover story of InterGalactic Medicine Show’s 30th issue. Her third finalist in the contest, “Master Belladino’s Mask” went on to win second place, and appears in Writers of the Future volume 29.

Marina and her husband reside in Arkansas, but they typically spend a small portion of each year abroad. Marina has thus far visited thirteen countries across four continents. Her experiences with world travel have proven to be invaluable assets when it comes to both her writing and her personal growth.


Download the free 2014 Campbellian Anthology to read "Sojourn for Ephah," "Master Belladino's Mask," and "the Prayer Ladder."



Marina J. Lostetter's Campbell-qualifying work and other stories:

-"Sojourn for Ephah" in Orson Scott Card's InterGalactic Medicine Show issue 30, September 2012. Winner of a 2013 Readers' Choice Award.

 -"Rats Will Run" in Mirror Shards Vol. 2, August 2012. 

 -"Master Belladino's Mask" in Writers of the Future Vol. 29, April 2013

 -"Ol' Soapy's Revenge" in Penumbra's "Lost" issue, April 2013

 -"The Prayer Ladder" in Galaxy's Edge, September 2013

-"Comet Man" in Penumbra's "Family Traditions" issue, December 2013

-"Imma Gonna Finish You Off" in Galaxy's Edge, January 2014

-"Elsa's Spheres" in InterGalactic Medicine Show, January 2014

-"Dateline: Sesen" a serialized tie-in for the Star Citizen game universe, January 2014 - April 2014

-"Lenora of the Low" forthcoming in Fantasy for Good: A Charity Anthology, 2014

-"A Debt Repaid" forthcoming in Lightspeed: Women Destroy Science Fiction, June 2014

-"RE: My Pest Problem" forthcoming in venue TBA, 2014