Marie Croke

Marie Croke is a Fantasy and Science-Fiction who won the Writers of the Future Contest (Vol. 28) with the story “Of Woven Wood.” She has since gone on to have over two dozen stories published in numerous anthologies and magazines such as Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Diabolical Plots, Apex Magazine, Zooscape, Lackinton’s, Apparition Lit, Dark Matter Magazine, and Cast of Wonders! With more stories forthcoming from Kaleidotrope and Fireside!

She went to bed with a miniature dictionary (she still has it) before she was school-aged. She’s been an avid reader since kindergarten and has been writing stories since first grade. She borrowed (more like stole…temporarily) books from sisters and hid them under her pillow. It made her sleep better.

During high school she was the editor of the school newspaper and she now holds an Economics degree from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and has written articles for her local newspaper. She currently lives in Maryland with her family, all of whom like to scribble messages in her notebooks when she’s not looking.

You can contact her at mariecroke[at] and chat with her on twitter @marie_croke.