Stefanie Freele


Stefanie Freele is the author of two short story collections: Surrounded by Water(Press 53) and Feeding Strays (Lost Horse Press).


Her story "While Surrounded by Water" won the Glimmer Train Fiction Award and "Us Hungarians received second place in the Glimmer Train Family Matters Contest. Stefanie's short stories have appeared or are forthcoming in literary magazines, anthologies and journals including  The Chattahoochee Review, Mid-American Review, Witness,Western Humanities Review,Sou'wester, Quarterly West, The Florida Review, Night Train, American Literary Review and Edge.


Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize four times and

has been included in the Best Small Fictions of 2015.


She is also the author of  the chapbook MOTEL, a short story told

in flashes paired with photography by Sarah Black (Bannock

Street Press).


Stefanie received the Kathy Fish Fellowship from SmokeLong

Quarterly, was a Writer-In-Residence for Necessary Fiction, and is

the previous Fiction Editor of the Los Angeles Review.


Stefanie holds an MFA from the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts.

She was born and raised in Wisconsin and currently lives near a

river (but not near enough) somewhat close to the Northwest coast.