Alice K. Boatwright

Short Stories

Sea, Sky, Islands by Alice Boatwright


Sea, Sky, Islands featured in a University of California publication

New Dimensions, a monthly publication for retired faculty and staff from the University of California system, featured Alice’s collaboration with Marsha Karr, a former UC Berkeley colleague, in the November issue. Sea, Sky, Islands is a chapbook of three stories set in Washington’s San Juan Islands. Marsha provided the cover painting and interior illustrations.

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

Recent publications: “J’arrive” set in Paris 

“J’arrive,” a story set in Paris, appeared in the Winter/Spring 2019 issue of CALYX, a Journal of Art and Literature by Women. Senior Editor Brenna Crotty describes “J’arrive” (which means “I arrive” in French) as a “contemplative story on the balance of family and career.” Copies of the journal are available from bookstores and by mail.

Alice is the author of dozens of short stories published in journals such as CALYX, Stone Canoe, Beloit Fiction Journal, Paterson Literary Review, Amarillo Bay, 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).