Lis Anna-Langston


Lis Anna-Langston is a Parents' Choice Gold Book Award winner, a Moonbeam Children's Book Award winner and the Dante Rossetti First Place Award winner for YA Fiction. She is the author of Tupelo Honey, Skinny Dipping in a Dirty Pond and the short story collection, The End of the Century. Born in the South she loves writing about misfits, screw ups, outlaws and people who generally don't fit into nicely labeled boxes. She loves zany, wild rides and is the recipient of many awards including; a two time Pushcart nominee, a five time WorldFest winner, Telluride IndieFest winner, Helene Wurlitzer Grant recipient, New Century Writers winner, a finalist in the prestigious William Faulkner Competition, & Second Place Winner of the Thomas Wolfe Fiction Award. She writes Young Adult, New Adult and Middle Grade novels and loves every second of it.

Her fiction has been published in Word Riot, The Blotter, Petigru Review, Hot Metal Press, The Smoking Poet, Eclectic Flash Literary Journal, Paper Skin Glass Bones, 491 Magazine, Fiction Fix, The Monarch Review, 5x5 Literary Magazine, Red Booth Review, Hint Fiction Anthology, Chamber Four Literary Magazine, Emyrs Journal, Literary Laundry, Barely South Review, Flash Fiction Offensive, Flashquake Literary Journal, Steel Toe Review, Cactus Heart Press, Empty Sink Publishing, Prick of the Spindle Literary Review, Per Contra, Storyacious, Gravel Literary, Bedlam Publishing, The Merrimack Review, Vine Leaves Literary Journal, Kaaterskill Basin Journal, Sand Hill Review, Conclave. Milk Journal and The MacGuffin Literary Review. You can learn more about her at:

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
It was a story titled He & She about the first man and woman on earth. Very sparse style of writing. About the same time I was writing a book about a girl who buys an old house and begins renovating it. As the walls come down around her, so do the walls she's built up emotionally. I also started a story that later became "The Descent" about a woman having an affair. I tossed this idea around for awhile and once I wrote it, it won 2nd Place in the Thomas Wolfe Fiction Awards.
What is your writing process?
Go deep into the madness. Come out changed. Write it all down. Edit it. Rinse. Repeat.
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Tolstoy & the Checkout Girl
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 48,550. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Female authors, Fiction » Literature » Literary
This collection of award winning short stories delves into the consequences of owning a feeling, the hard won life of growing up neglected, the complexities of roommates, dirty nickels, Tolstoy time traveling to find true love and what happens the day you find out your uncle was gunned down by police.
Tupelo Honey
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 63,700. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
A loveable, engaging, original voice. ~ Publishers Weekly When you read more than a hundred books per year, it’s exciting to find one that surprises you. "Tupelo Honey" by Lis Anna Langston is one of those, sneaking up quietly to bust expectations and leaves you thinking about the story long after closing the book. ~ Chanticleer Book Reviews ~

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