Rosemary McGuire is a life-long Alaskan. Her collection of short stories The Creatures at the Absolute Bottom of the Sea was published by the University of Alaska Press in 2015, and has since been twice anthologized. Her memoir of commercial fishing, Rough Crossing, won the River Teeth Nonfiction Book Prize in 2016, and was a finalist for the Women Writing the West WILLA award in 2018. Both books were chosen by Alaska Dispatch as among the 10 best of the year by an Alaskan author. Rosemary’s new memoir, Cold Latitudes, which centers on her work as a field technician in Antarctica and the Arctic, is forthcoming from the University of Alaska Press.

Rosemary’s stories and essays have appeared in ZYZZYVA, Quarterly West, River Teeth, Ice Floe, and other periodicals. Her work has been supported by grants from the Rasmuson Foundation, and by residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, the Hedgebrook Foundation for Women Writers, Djerassi, and the Virginia Center for Creative Arts.