Fiction Writer and Editor 

Anya Johanna DeNiro


Anya Johanna DeNiro is a fiction writer and editor living in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She is the author of City of a Thousand Feelings (Aqueduct Press, 2020) and the forthcoming short novel OKPsyche (Small Beer Press, 2023). Her fiction has been on the Honor Roll for the Otherwise Award, on the shortlist for the O.Henry Award, and a finalist for the Theodore Sturgeon Award. Her stories have appeared in many magazines and anthologies, including Catapult, Strange Horizons, DIAGRAM, Asimov's, and Fence.


City of a Thousand Feelings, Aqueduct Press 2020. Honor Roll for the Otherwise Award.

OKPsyche, Small Beer Press 2023.

Some Short Fiction Online

“The Avalanchist,” DIAGRAM
“Faint Voices, Increasingly Desperate,” Shimmer
“A Voyage to Queensthroat,” Strange Horizons
“Take Pills and Wait for Hips,” Catapult (listen to story read as part of Selected Shorts on WNYC)

Twine Games

We Are the Firewall, 2013
Solarium, 2013
A Bathroom Myth, 2019

“To learn which questions are unanswerable, and not to answer them: this skill is most needful in times of stress and darkness.” - Ursula LeGuin


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