Penny Guisinger is the author of the book Postcards from Here, published by Vine Leaves Press. In 2015, one of her essays was named a notable in Best American Essays, and another was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Other work has appeared in Fourth Genre, River Teeth, The Rumpus, Guernica, the Brevity blog, Solstice Literary Magazine, Under the Gum Tree, multiple anthologies, and other places. She is an Assistant Editor at Brevity Magazine, the founding organizer of Iota: The Conference of Short Prose, and a graduate of the Stonecoast MFA Program at the University of Southern Maine.
Penny also has over twenty years of experience in the nonprofit sector, and holds an MA in Public Policy from the Muskie School of Public Service. She founded Inkslinger Writing Services, which primarily consults with nonprofits on grants, newsletters, web content, and other writing-related work.
Penny is available as a writing coach and mentor, a teacher, and an editor. She is also available, through Inkslinger, as a grant and copy writer. She lives on the outskirts of Lubec with her partner, two kids, two dogs, two geckos, and a tank of tetras.