Alice K. Boatwright

Short Stories

Sea, Sky, Islands by Alice BoatwrightSea, Sky, Islands: a chapbook of stories and art is now available

In this trilogy of stories about life in the San Juan Islands, a teacher fantasizes about her favorite author to ease her loneliness, an islander finds love with a precariously sober alcoholic, and a young couple has to make sacrifices to keep their dreams afloat – but all find strength and inspiration in the sea, sky, and islands. The book is illustrated by Seattle artist Marsha Karr, a long-time friend of the author, whose work has been exhibited internationally.

Published by Noontime Books, Sea, Sky, Islands is available in both paperback and ebook editions.

Recent publications 

Parentheses Journal published Alice’s story “The Purple Bowl” in Issue No. 5, January 2019. This online journal is also available in a print-on-demand edition.

Alice’s latest story, “Life Sentences” was published in October 2018 in Amarillo Bay.


A story set in Paris, “J’arrive,” will appear in the Winter/Spring 2019 issue of CALYX, a Journal of Art and Literature by Women.

Alice is the author of dozens of short stories published in journals such as Stone Canoe, Beloit Fiction Journal, Paterson Literary Review, Penumbra, and America West. Nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Million Writers Award, she has been a finalist for the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction and the Glimmer Train Fiction Prize. She has also been the recipient of an Individual Artist Award from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and has held residencies at the Cummington Community of the Arts (MA), Hedgebrook (WA), and the Djerassi Resident Artists Program (CA).