Sydney Tammarine is a writer, teacher, and translator whose work has appeared in Ploughshares, B O D Y, Pithead Chapel, The New School's LIT, and other journals. Her essay "Blue Hour" was selected as a Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2021. She is the co-translator of a book of poems, The Most Beautiful Cemetery in Chile. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Hollins University, edits creative nonfiction and flash for Cleaver Magazine, and teaches writing at Virginia Military Institute.

Education

Hollins University

MFA in Creative Writing

Otterbein University

BA in English (Creative Writing) and Spanish

Awards

2021

Best American Essays Notable, The Best American Series, HMH Books [link]

2021

Lori White Non-Fiction Fellowship, Porches Writing Retreat [link]

2019

Writer-in-Residence, Appomattox Regional Governor’s School

2018

Melanie Hook Rice Award in Creative Nonfiction, First Place, Hollins University

2017

Best of the Net Nominee, Cleaver Magazine/Sundress Publications

2017

Creative Writing Teaching Fellowship, Hollins University

2017

Creative Writing Graduate Assistantship, Hollins University

2017

Melanie Hook Rice Award in Creative Nonfiction, First Place, Hollins University

2016

Gager Family Creative Writing Fellowship, Hollins University

2013

John W. Fisher Memorial Writer’s Award, Otterbein University [link]

2013

Otterbein University Nonfiction Prize, First Place, Otterbein University [link]

2013

Roy Burkhart Prize In Religious Poetry, First Place, Otterbein University

2013

Otterbein University Fiction Prize, Second Place, Otterbein University [link]

2012

Gilbert E. Mills Foreign Language Award, Otterbein University [link]

2009

Premier Creative Writing Departmental Award, Otterbein University