Dirty, my debut novel, is forthcoming from Lanternfish Press.

My writing has appeared in these fine publications:

Forthcoming work in Women’s Review of Books, Sunlight Press, & Pageboy


“I Loved You in New York,” Vol. 4 of the SHOTGUN WEDDING Series (alice blue books, October 2015)

*indicates piece is online


“Bastille Day”, Collectanea, Issue 1, Winter 2006*

  • An audio piece based on this story, performed and produced by Lizzy Cooper Davis, is available here*
  • Reprint: Istanbul Literature Review, Issue 3, Spring 2006

“The Boarder”, Western Humanities Review, Winter 2008

“Cauliflower Tells You”, Monkeybicycle, February 27, 2015*

“Cumulus”, Ramble Underground, Spring 2006

“Don’t Worry”, Moss, Issue 6, November 2016*

“Ebb and Flow” , Yellow Medicine Review, Fall 2009

“Go East”, Pindeldyboz, 03.22.06, Vol.21, No. 7

“Lemon Tree Palace” , Rockhurst Review, Spring 2006

“A Meal”, Cafe Irreal, Issue 17, February 2006*

“More Like Home Than Home”, Fairy Tale Review, The Emerald Issue, 2014

“Moss Child” and “Protean”, Syntax & Salt, October 2016

“Old Boyfriends”, Propeller Magazine, December 2013*

“Raven in a Jar”, CICADA, March/April 2015, “Tricksters & Thieves” issue*

“Reunion: Recovery”, Antigonish Review, Spring 2006

“Skitter”, The Massachusetts Review, Autumn 2007

“Sugar”, Gastronomica, Winter 2013*

Three short-shorts, Montage, 2004

“Very Big Furniture” , Stationaery, Issue 1, 2004

“The Zoo”, Washington City Paper, 4 January 2013*



Art After Auschwitz“, Jewish in Seattle, April / May 2016


“Bedtime Stories for Ghosts: Reading Aristotle to Coco Chanel and Other Encounters with a Massive Art Installation”, Electric Literature, September 2015

“Dark Fruit: A Cultural and Personal History of the Plum”, Los Angeles Review of Books, October 2016

“Mapping Imagination”,  Airplane Reading, July 2012; Anthologized in Airplane Reading (Zero Books, 2016)

“The Sexual Life of Agnes Matzerath in Gunter Grass’s The Tin Drum“, Hotel, Volume 1, 2002

“Threads of Memory”, Jewish in Seattle, February/March 2016

“Used To Be Schwartz”, The Rumpus, 23 April 2016

Book Reviews*

“The Accident”, Shenandoah, February 2012

“The Chronology of Water”, Ploughshares, 28 July 2011

“Come In and Cover Me”, Ploughshares, 10 January 2012

“Dear Lucy”, Ploughshares, 21 June 2013

“The End of the Story”, Ploughshares, 15 June 2012

“From the Observatory”, Ploughshares, 8 November 2011

“Marbles”, Ploughshares, 8 March 2013

“Minnow”, Los Angeles Review, June 2015

“Minuet for Guitar”, Ploughshares, 27 March 2012

“Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore”, Ploughshares, 5 October 2012

“Pioneer Girl”, Ploughshares, 5 February 2014

“Some Day”, Ploughshares, 8 November 2013

“Town of Shadows”, Ploughshares, 21 December 2012

“Wunderkind”, Ploughshares, 4 October 2011


Anne Michaels, Scrivener Creative Review, No. 28, 2004

Paul Ford, Scrivener Creative Review, No. 29, 2005

Writing Prompts*

“All-Time Favorite Writing Prompts”, Ploughshares, 18 December 2014

“Back to School Special: Thoughtful Imitation”, Ploughshares 11 September 2014

“Dancing About Architecture”, Ploughshares, 19 May 2014

“Dancing with Myself”, Ploughshares, 01 May 2014

“Escalating Conflict”, Ploughshares, 13 October 2014

“Experiments in Perspective”, Ploughshares, 29 September 2014

“Eye Want”, Ploughshares, 09 February 2014

“Follow Your Nose”, Ploughshares, 30 June 2014

“The Magic of Objects”, Ploughshares, 03 April 2014

“Story as Architecture/Architecture as Story”, Ploughshares, 16 March 2014

“Summer-Inspired Writing Prompts”, Ploughshares, 20 July 2014

“The Tangible, The Visceral”, Ploughshares 03 November 2014

“That’s What She Said?” Ploughshares, 03 March 2014

“Triangular Relationships”, Ploughshares, 01 December 2014

“Walking to Write”, Ploughshares, 06 June 2014

“Writing with Abstract Art”, Ploughshares, 11 August 2014


“How Do I Fit This Ghost in My Mouth?” Pacifica, 23 March 2016

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  1. Fiction Writers: Apply to the Gar LaSalle Storyteller Award for a Chance to Win $10,000 - Seattle Events Live - July 8, 2016

    […] Anca Szilágyi won the prize last year. In her artist statement, she said the money will allow her to travel to the Netherlands to do research on her third novel. That could be you! Traveling to the Netherlands, eating magic mushrooms and walking through The Heineken Experience brewery tour, where you will learn about the “smiling e” and dance to Will Smith’s “Gettin’ Jiggy With It” with a bunch of Italians. (You can put all that in your novel. Or not. Probably don’t.) […]

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