Carina Bissett is a writer, poet, and educator working primarily in the fields of speculative fiction and interstitial art. She completed her M.Ed. at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs and studied interdisciplinary arts and performance, American literature, journalism, and creative writing in her undergraduate studies at Arizona State University. Her short fiction and poetry has been published in multiple journals and anthologies including the Journal of Mythic Arts, Mythic Delirium, NonBinary Review, Timeless Tales, and The Horror ‘Zine. She also fosters her passion of fairy tale and folklore through creative non-fiction including her research work at the Mythic Imagination Institute and contributions to the three-volume set American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore.
In addition to teaching creative writing at Glendale Community College and Arizona State University, she has participated in the Colorado Writing Project and works with educators to develop writing instruction in the secondary school classroom. She currently teaches Science Fiction Fairy Tales workshops at The Brainery. Her fiction has been nominated for the Sundress Publications Best of the Net Award, her poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the Sundress Publications Best of the Net Award, and her creative non-fiction has won both a bronze and an award of merit from the Annual International Regional Magazine Association. Recently, Carina was also awarded the 2016 HWA Scholarship from the Horror Writers Association.