A Pushcart Prize-nominated writer, Tracy Strauss has published memoir and essays in The Huffington Post, Salon, Poets & Writers Magazine, Writer’s Digest Magazine, WBUR’s Cognoscenti, The Feminist Wire, The Dodo, The Southampton Review, The Briar Cliff Review, Solstice Literary Magazine, Beyond the Margins, and other publications. A manuscript editor for Writer’s Digest Magazine’s 2nd Draft Critique Service, she has received the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund Award for her book-in-progress, Notes On Proper Usage, a memoir about her relationship with her late writer-editor mother. Read more about Tracy’s story in The Huffington Post.
Tracy has participated in the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Southampton Writers Conference, Norman Mailer Writers Colony, Tin House Writers Workshop, and Wesleyan Writers Conference, where she was a 2014 fellow in both fiction and nonfiction. Her feature and scholarly works have appeared in The Hopkins Quarterly, Artsake, The Somerville News, and War, Literature & The Arts: An International Journal of the Humanities, among other publications. Her piece on “Writing Taboo: Speaking the Unspeakable” was most recently published in the anthology Women on Poetry: Writing, Revising, Publishing and Teaching (McFarland & Company). Tracy has also published poetry in The Hummingbird Review, Spoonful, Ibbetson Street Press, and The Survivor Chronicles, and her collection Between You and Me was a finalist for the 2007 Bakeless Prize. Her writing has garnered a Somerville Arts Council Literary Fellowship Award and guest spots in the “Tapestry of Voices” and “Poetry in the Chapel” series in Boston. Tracy has taught writing at Boston University, Emerson College, New England Conservatory of Music, Lesley University, and Writer’s Digest University, and has been a guest speaker in memoir at Harvard University. She was the 2013-2014 Vice President of Communications & Internship Mentor for the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) Boston Chapter, and a judge for the 57th Annual New England Book Show. She is currently at work on a novel.
Tracy is represented by Kent D. Wolf, literary agent at Lippincott Massie McQuilkin.