Linda Strever earned an MFA in Creative Writing at Brooklyn College, City University of New York, where she was awarded the Louis Goodman Creative Writing Scholarship.
A two-time Pushcart Prize nominee, she won the Lois Cranston Memorial Poetry Prize from CALYX Journal. Her work has been a finalist for the Spoon River Poetry Review Editors’ Prize, the Crab Creek Review Poetry Award, the Hill-Stead Museum’s Sunken Garden Poetry Prize, and the Provincetown OuterMost Poetry Prize. Her poetry credits include Crab Creek Review; Floating Bridge Review; Spoon River Poetry Review; CALYX, a Journal of Art and Literature by Women; Beloit Poetry Journal; Nimrod: International Journal of Prose and Poetry; VoiceCatcher Journal and others.
Her prose has been a finalist for the A. E. Coppard Prize for Fiction, the William Van Wert Fiction Award, and in the Summer Literary Seminars Fiction Competition. Her work has appeared in Stained Glass Quarterly, Adanna: A Journal for Women, about Women and a co-authored article in Fisheries, the peer-reviewed journal of the American Fisheries Association.
Against My Dreams, published by Painted Snake Press, is a collection of narrative poems written in the voice of her maternal grandmother. The manuscript was a finalist for both the Intro Series Poetry Prize and the Levis Poetry Prize from Four-Way Books, the New Issues Press Award in Poetry and the Ohio State University Press Award in Poetry.
Linda's novel, Don't Look Away, was a finalist for the Eludia Award in Fiction from Hidden River Arts.
Linda has worked as a proofreader, editor, graphic artist, teacher, trainer, and mediator. She lives with her husband, a biologist and wildlife photographer, in the Pacific Northwest, where she writes and creates art quilts.