Carina Bissett is a writer, poet, and educator working primarily in the fields of speculative fiction and interstitial art. She is currently a candidate for an MFA in Creative Writing at Stonecoast and has studied with such popular writers as Elizabeth Hand, Nancy Holder, David Anthony Durham, Theodora Goss, and Ted Deppe. 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, Enchanted Conversations, 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 has taught Science Fiction Fairy Tales workshops at The Brainery as well as offering workshops focused on story generation in workshops at The Storied Imaginarium. 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 she was awarded the 2016 HWA Scholarship from the Horror Writers Association.