Rosalia's profile

Rosalia Scalia is the author the story collection, Stumbling Toward Grace, (Unsolicited Press 2021) and the forthcoming story collection, Under the Radar (Unsolicited Press 2025).  A number of her short stories  have been published in an array of literary journals, including but not limited to The Notre Dame Review, Amarillo Bay; The Baltimore Review; Blue Lake Review; The Oklahoma Review; North Atlantic Review; Pebble Lake; Pennsylvania English; The Portland Review; Quercus Review; Ragazine, Smile, Hon, You’re In Baltimore; South Asian Ensemble; Spout Magazine; Taproot; and Willow Review, among others.  Her story, “Henry’s Fall,” was a finalist in the Gival Press Short Story competition, and her story published in Taproot won first prize in its annual literary fiction competition for 2007.  Her story “Uncharted Steps” merited a 2010 Individual Artist Grant from the Maryland State Art Council. “Sister Rafaele Heals the Sick,” first published by Pebble Lake Review and nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2005, appeared again in an anthology titled City Sages: Baltimore (CityLit Press, May 1, 2010), a collection of stories by 32 Baltimore writers, including Poe, Anne Tyler, and Alice McDermott, among others. Her story “You’ll Do Fine,” was a recipient of the Willow Review Award for the Spring 2011 issue, and an earlier version of her story collection, Stumbling Toward Grace, was a finalist in the 2013 Sante Fe Writers Project Literary Competition under the title of Sister Rafaele Heals the Sick. 
Scalia and a group of women writers launched the Raising Our Voices: Womyn OutLoud platform to give more diverse writers a place to be heard, and she partnered with Rafael Alvarez to found the Ikaros Writers Workshop Project, a year workshop focused on the craft of writing for those who want to improve their writing skills.
Scalia earned a master’s degree in writing from Johns Hopkins University in May 2003 and lives in Baltimore, Md. with her family.

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