Manda Frederick holds an M.F.A in Creative Nonfiction from the Inland Northwest Center for Writers and recently completed an MA in Literary Studies from Western Washington University. Manda has published nonfiction in the White Whale Review and Switchback magazine. Manda’s essay “The Saw Tooth” was a finalist published for Adventum Magazine’s 2011 Ridge to River contest, and Manda’s essay “Relative Effort” was a finalist in the 2011 Press 53 Open Award for creative nonfiction. Manda’s poems have appeared in: The Way North: Collected Upper Peninsula New Works (Wayne State UP, 2013), The Cancer Poetry Project, Sierra Nevada Review, Muse & Stone, Love Notes: An Anthology of Romantic Poetry (Vagabondage Press, 2012), Press 53 Open Awards Anthology (Press 53, 2011), Iron Horse Literary Review, and Stirring. Manda is the winner of the 2011 Press 53 Open Award for poetry with three of her poems published in the winners’ anthology.