Marie Manilla



The Patron Saint of Ugly, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Now HarperCollins), 2014.

Shrapnel, River City Publishing, 2012.

Still Life With Plums: Short Stories, West Virginia University Press, 2010.


"Never Marry a Wounded Bird" is forthcoming in The Citron Review, Summer 2023.

"Power and Powerless" is forthcoming in Class Anthology, Mountain State Press, 2023.

"Power and Powerless." Anthology of Appalachian Writers: Barbara Kingsolver Volume XV.


"Bimbo and Smitty and Bags." Women Speak. Volume 8, 2022.

"Other People's Shoes: Fiction and Empathy." Anthology of Appalachian Writers: Marie

  Manilla Volume XIV. 2022.  

"Blue Agave." Quibble. Issue 5, Oct. 2022.

"Wicked Little Games." Gargoyle Magazine, #75, 2022.

"Power and Powerless." Still: The Journal, Fall 2021. 

“Bimbo and Smitty and Bags.” Atticus Review. May 27, 2021.

"Fainting Goats." Guest Room Journal, Spring 2021.

"Sasquatch." Longridge Review. Spring 2021.

"The Crushing Machine" and "Night Terrors." Feed Lit. Mag. Issue 1.43. March 2021.

"Pyro." Appalachian Review, Fall 2020.

"Trance." 5x5, Issue 8, 2020.

"Madness." WestVirginiaVille, July 11, 2020.

"Carnage." The Real Story, May 2020.

"Michael Jackson, Slave Days, and Magic Skin." Change Seven, Spring 2020.

"The Trans Woman in the Library." Solstice Literary Magazine, 2020. 

"Buried Treasure." Contrary Magazine, Autumn 2019. 

"Walt Whitman on the Metro." Under the Sun, May 2019. 

"Everything Must Go." Hippocampus Magazine, March 2018. 

"Firewalker." Voices on Unity: Coming Together, Falling ApartMountain State Press, 2017.

"Rocky Horror." Pikeville Review, Spring 2017. 

"Learning to Write." Still: The Journal, #23, Winter 2017. 

"Arrows." The Cossack Review, Oct. 2016.

"Sixth Avenue Hos." Word Riot, Oct. 2016.



"Umber Girl, 1983." Still: The Journal, Winter 2019.

"The Art of War." Minola Review, Issue 16, Dec. 2017.

"A Tender Age, 1968." Solstice Literary Magazine. Spring 2017.

"Millicent Gardens, 1936." The New Engagement, Issue 9, March 2017. 

"Belle Fleur," Eyes Burning at the Edge of the Woods: Contemporary West  Virginia Fiction and Poetry, WVU Press, 2017.

"Sentry." H.O.W. Journal, Issue 12, 2016.

"Dragonfly." Kudzu Literary Magazine. 2016.

"Laser Beam." F(r)ictionOnline, February 2016.              

"Belle Fleur." Cleaver Magazine. Issue 12. Winter 2015/16.

"The Wife You Wanted." Appalachia Now: Short Stories of Contemporary Appalachia, 2015 

"The Conversion of Tom Engle." China Grove. Volume 3, Issue 3. 2015.

"Dragonfly." Monkeybicycle. Jan. 2015. 

"The Wife You Wanted." ALCA-Lines. 2013.  

"Caving." South Writ Large. Summer 2012. 

"Farther South."  Echo Ink Review. Volume 2, Issue 1, 2010.

"Grooming."  Writers' Dojo.  Summer 2009. 

"The Wife You Wanted." Portland Review. Vol.1, Issue 56. Spring/Summer 2009.

"Hand. Me. Down." Kestrel. Issue 22. Spring 2009. 

"Trace Fossils." Black Dogs Unleashed: The Tenth Aniversary Anthology. 2008.

"Caving." Hamilton Stone Review. Issue Number 16. October 2008.

“Childproof.”  Calyx Journal.  Volume 24, Number 3. Summer 2008.

“Triggers.”  ViêtNow.  Volume 16, Number 1.  Winter/Spring 2006.  

“Get Ready.”  The Long Story.  Number 23. 2005.

“Caving.”  NewSouth (formerly GSU Review).  Fall 2004. 

“Eclipse.” Chaffin Journal. 2003.  

“Distillation.”  Carve Magazine. Volume 4, Number 6.  November 1, 2003. 

Crystal City.”  The Chicago Tribune.  Special Awards Section.  October 26, 2003.

“1909S V.D.B.”  Toyon.  Volume 49.  2003.

“Lucky.”  Timber Creek Review. Volume 6, Number 2. Fall 1999.

“Counting Backwards.” Echo Ink Review. Volume 1, Issue 1. Winter 1997. 

“Amnesty.”  Prairie Schooner. Volume 71, Number 4. Winter 1997.  

“Nesting.” Yemassee Review. Volume IV, Number II. Winter/Spring 1997.

“Counting Backwards.”  Mississippi Review Prize Issue. Volume 25. 1996