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Cinthia Ritchie

Where: Anchorage
Genre(s): fiction, poetry, literary nonfiction, journalism, and essays.
Job(s): Freelance Writer

Email: cinthiaritchie (at)

Favorite Places in Alaska: Lost Lake Trail; Mount Marathon Bowl; running Powerline Pass

Bio: Cinthia Ritchie is a former journalist and Pushcart Prize nominee. She’s recipient of two Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist Awards, Connie Boochever Fellowship, Kimmel Harding Nelson fellowship, Brenda Ueland Prose Prize; Memoir Grand Prize and Sport Literate essay award. Her work can be found at New York Times Magazine, Evening Street Review, Sport Literate, Water-Stone Review, Under the Sun, Mary, Memoir, damselfly press, Slow Trains, 42opus and over 45 literary magazines. Her first novel, Dolls Behaving Badly, released from Grand Central Publishing/Hachette Book Group. Running will be published in the 2013 Best American Sport Writing. She lives and runs in Alaska. 


  • Dolls Behaving Badly (fiction), Grand Central Publishing/Hachette Book Group, 2013
  • "Running" (creative nonfiction) Best American Sport Writing, 2013, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Three poems in Women of the Web anthology from Dancing Girl Press

Work Online:

Please contact me for readings, workshops, classes, and manuscript consultations.
I work with any audience.
Special Interests:
I have a particular interest in running, hiking, and the outdoors.

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Listing last updated: September, 2013

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