Awards and Nominations
Christina M Wells
Nominations

Christina was nominated for the Pushcart Prize by Story Circle Network for her essay, “Talking About Buffalo With the Dead” in 2022. She was again nominated in 2023 for her piece, “Intuitive Guide to Battlefields and Violence” that appeared in Collateral Journal.

Finalist

New Letters named Christina a finalist of the Conger Beasley Jr. Award for Nonfiction.

Writing Portfolio

“I Saw the Lights” appears in the print journal Quarter After Eight. Published by Ohio University, February 8, 2024.

“Intuitive Guide to Battlefields and Violence” appears in Collateral, Issue 7.2. Published by Collateral Journal, May 15, 2023.

“Talking About Buffalo With the Dead” appears in the anthology, Real Women Write: Seeing Through Their Eyes, Volume 21. Published by Story Circle Network, November 2022.

“Sauerkraut, Pecan Pies, and Tanning Beds” appears in the anthology, Real Women Write: Seeing Through Their Eyes, Volume 21. Published by Story Circle Network, November 2022.

“Threaded” appears in the anthology, Beyond COVID: Leaning Into Tomorrow, Volume 20. Published by Story Circle Network, February 2022. 

“The Hairbrush” appears on the Story Circle Network Blog, May 2021.

“Chemical Fall” appears in the anthology, Real Women Write: Living on COVID Time, Volume 19. Published by Story Circle Network, January 2021.

“Daycare is Different Now” appears in the anthology, Real Women Write: Living on COVID Time, Volume 19. Published by Story Circle Network, January 2021.

“Sick Day” appears in the anthology, Real Women Write: Living on COVID Time, Volume 19. Published by Story Circle Network, January 2021.

“Sitting in Squares” appears on the New Ventures West blog. Published July 14, 2020.

“Sitting” appears on the New Ventures West blog. Published March 12, 2020.

“Flow Chart” appears in the anthology, Is it Hot in Here or Is It Just Me?: Women Over Forty Write on Aging. Published December 2019. 

“The Somatics of Home” appears on the New Ventures West blog. Published December 31, 2019.

“Healthy Enough” appears in Hashtag Queer: LGBTQ+ Creative Anthology, Volume 3. Published by Qommunicate Publishing, April 2019.

“Last Stop Nursing Home Tour” appears in Sinister Wisdom 112: Moon and Cormorant. Published Spring 2019.

“The River is a Secret” appears in Big Muddy Volume 18.2. Published by Southeast Missouri State University Press in 2018.

“The Dunking Booth” appears in Crabfat Magazine. Published October 2017.

“Butterflies” appears in bioStories Magazine, Volume 7, Issue 2. Published Summer/Fall 2017.

“I Love You More Than You Can Know” appears on the New Ventures West blog. Published May 31, 2016.

“Rewriting Cassandra” appeared in the Northern Virginia Review. Published by Northern Virginia Community College, 2011.

“September Birthday Losses” appeared in Story Circle Journal. Published September 2010.

“The Horse Dream and the Funeral” appeared in Rough Copy. Published in 2008.

Writing Portfolio

“I Saw the Lights” appears in the print journal Quarter After Eight. Published by Ohio University, February 8, 2024.

“Intuitive Guide to Battlefields and Violence” appears in Collateral, Issue 7.2. Published by Collateral Journal, May 15, 2023.

“Talking About Buffalo With the Dead” appears in the anthology, Real Women Write: Seeing Through Their Eyes, Volume 21. Published by Story Circle Network, November 2022.

“Sauerkraut, Pecan Pies, and Tanning Beds” appears in the anthology, Real Women Write: Seeing Through Their Eyes, Volume 21. Published by Story Circle Network, November 2022.

“Threaded” appears in the anthology, Beyond COVID: Leaning Into Tomorrow, Volume 20. Published by Story Circle Network, February 2022. 

“The Hairbrush” appears on the Story Circle Network Blog, May 2021.

“Chemical Fall” appears in the anthology, Real Women Write: Living on COVID Time, Volume 19. Published by Story Circle Network, January 2021.

“Daycare is Different Now” appears in the anthology, Real Women Write: Living on COVID Time, Volume 19. Published by Story Circle Network, January 2021.

“Sick Day” appears in the anthology, Real Women Write: Living on COVID Time, Volume 19. Published by Story Circle Network, January 2021.

“Sitting in Squares” appears on the New Ventures West blog. Published July 14, 2020.

“Sitting” appears on the New Ventures West blog. Published March 12, 2020.

“Flow Chart” appears in the anthology, Is it Hot in Here or Is It Just Me?: Women Over Forty Write on Aging. Published December 2019. 

“The Somatics of Home” appears on the New Ventures West blog. Published December 31, 2019.

“Healthy Enough” appears in Hashtag Queer: LGBTQ+ Creative Anthology, Volume 3. Published by Qommunicate Publishing, April 2019.

“Last Stop Nursing Home Tour” appears in Sinister Wisdom 112: Moon and Cormorant. Published Spring 2019.

“The River is a Secret” appears in Big Muddy Volume 18.2. Published by Southeast Missouri State University Press in 2018.

“The Dunking Booth” appears in Crabfat Magazine. Published October 2017.

“Butterflies” appears in bioStories Magazine, Volume 7, Issue 2. Published Summer/Fall 2017.

“I Love You More Than You Can Know” appears on the New Ventures West blog. Published May 31, 2016.

“Rewriting Cassandra” appeared in the Northern Virginia Review. Published by Northern Virginia Community College, 2011.

“September Birthday Losses” appeared in Story Circle Journal. Published September 2010.

“The Horse Dream and the Funeral” appeared in Rough Copy. Published in 2008.

Nominations and Awards

Christina was nominated for the Pushcart Prize by Story Circle Network for her essay, “Talking About Buffalo With the Dead” in 2022. She was again nominated in 2023 for her piece, “Intuitive Guide to Battlefields and Violence” that appeared in Collateral Journal.

New Letters named Christina a finalist of the Conger Beasley Jr. Award for Nonfiction.