Mary Hotlen, M.S., writes poetry, essays and short fiction. She is also the author of two nonfiction books. Currently, she enjoys experimenting with flash fiction, lyric essay, and prose poetry. Her work has appeared in many literary journals, including: Dream International Quarterly; Psychopoetica; Red River Review; Running Deer Press; Literary Mama; Moon Journal; Earth’s Daughters;Devilfish Review; Pank Magazine; Persimmon Tree; Green Hills
Literary Lantern; Outrider Press’s 2015 and 2016 Anthologies; and Eastern Iowa Review.
A short story appeared in The Rockford Review, and her poem “Year Of the Psalms” placed in the 2009 ‘Illinois Emerging Writers’contest. Ms. Hotlen has been a teacher and a licensed counselor. A Matter of Voice, 2017.