About Lizzi Wolf

 LIZZI WOLF is a writer and instructor of literature for children, born in Detroit, Michigan, and recently relocated to Jupiter, Florida. More about Lizzi

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MIDDLE GRADE FICTION: Lizzi is seeking representation for 2 Middle Grade novel manuscripts, SKELETON PEAK and THE ORPHAN KING.

HISTORICAL FICTION: Lizzi is currently working on 2 literary historical novels for adults.

NOTES FROM A GOOD LITTLE SISTER, Lizzi’s collection of vignettes about growing up in Detroit and Milford in the 1970’s, was a semi-finalist in the Map Literary 2016 Chapbook Awards and the Rope Walk Press 2016 Chapbook Contest. This chapbook manuscript was also one of 10 finalists in the Split Lip Magazine 2017 Turnbuckle Chapbook Contest. It was one of 6 finalists in the Green Tower Press Laurel Review 2017 Midwest Chapbook Contest.

The judges wrote: “We loved your genre-bending Notes from a Good Little Sister: Sixteen Vignettes, and while your manuscript was not selected as the winner of our contest, you were one of our six finalists. “


FICTION AWARD: Lizzi’s short story “The Terrible Expression” was awarded the Knut House Press Insanity Fiction prize in 2015.

NOVELLA:: Lizzi’s novella, set in an insane asylum in 19th century Paris, was published in the Seattle Review in 2013.

FLASH FICTION: Lizzi’s flash-fictions have been published in nationally recognized literary journals.

SCREENWRITING AWARD: Lizzi is a 1998 Hopwood Award winner in screenwriting.

STAGED READINGS: Lizzi’s stage play, The Strawberry & the Kaiser, was performed in staged readings in Ann Arbor, Michigan and Paris, France.

TEACHING: Lizzi teaches Children’s Literature and American Popular Culture at Endicott College. She taught American cultural history at University of Michigan from 1998-2000 and English at Greenville Technical College from 2010-2013.

AWP CONFERENCE PRESENTATION: Lizzi read an excerpt from her novella as part of an off-site event at the 2014 AWP Conference in Seattle.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS: Lizzi is a member of American Writers & Publishers (AWP), the Society of Children’s Book Writers &  Illustrators (SCBWI) and Polar Bears International.

EDUCATION: Lizzi has a Ph.D. & M.A. from University of Michigan in American Culture and a B.A. in English & Creative Writing from Oberlin College.


June: Lizzi attended the SCBWI-Florida mid-year workshop in Orlando, where she attended a day-long seminar on Middle Grade fiction, topped off with a one-on-one consultation by Joyce Sweeney. 

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