About Marissa Cohen

Cohen is a Pushcart Prize Nominee for Nonfiction

Marissa Cohen is a writer, blogger, educator, and editor with over ten years 
of experience in publishing, higher education and in 
American Psychological Association and Modern Language Association editing styles
She assists clients with issues ranging from grammar and structure to style and creative voice. 
For a fuller picture of her accomplishments, please find her on LinkedIn.

 The late Poet Laureate of FloridaEdmund Skellings called Cohen's work 
"powerful, both intellectually and emotionally." 

* Her poem "Caregiver Burnout" was featured in The Cancer Poetry Project 2. This book 
recently won the 2013 Midwest Book Award for Best Poetry Book and is a 
Best Anthology Finalist in the 2014 Indie Excellence Awards
* 2013 Nominee for The Pushcart Prize for Nonfiction for "Cancerland" 
* 2013 Best of the Net Nominee for Nonfiction
* Invited to contribute to Grammarly.com, a site featured in The New York Times
* Conceptualized and wrote over 400 original blog posts for small businesses in two years
* Wrote a radio spot for CBS Radio that ran on AOL Radio, Yahoo! Radio and 
   on the dial in three major cities

* Wrote a radio spot for CBS's New Sky Radio in 2011, which ran on 
AOL RadioYahoo! Radio, and on the dial in Seattle, Boston, and Detroit
*  Book and media columnist and associate editor for She Magazine
*Blogger for Inbound Den 
 ---- Through IBD, Cohen blogged for The Desoto (LGBT and green living) 
 and for Mental Blox (spiritualityhealth, and employment
* Calendar Editor for The Palm Beach Arts Paper
*former Publications Editor for Stonewall National Museum and Archives 
*contributor to Chemistry.com's relationship blog
* edited for Bella Books 

Selected Publications  

NonBinary Review - "The Girl Without Hands" (June 2014, forthcoming)
LunchTicket Magazine - "Cancerland" (Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net Nominee)
"Caregiver Burnout" - The Cancer Poetry Project 2. Ed. Karin Miller
Wilde Magazine - "The Sea Stone"
Gather Kindling - "Love Affair Between Two Writers" (sold in Portland's Powell's Bookstore!)
The Contributor - "Tricking the Goddess- Full Circle" and "Green Thumb"
Survivor's Review - "Debby's Birthday- Year One"
The Zodiac Review - "Marie Curie & Arthur Rimbaud: An Imagined Marriage"


Upcoming projects include a full-length alternative fairy tale which follows characters from the 
Renaissance to the American Civil War, and a graphic novel based on her mother's battle with cancer.

Cohen has appeared on CBS's New Sky Radio and Blogtalk Radio shows to discuss literature, 
writing, and spiritual topics. She divides her time between South Florida and the Bay Area.