Ms. Penny Guisinger

Maine, United States

Member Since: 08/22/2012

Penny Guisinger lives and writes on the easternmost tip of the United States. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Fourth Genre, River Teeth, Solstice Literary Magazine, Under the Gum Tree, and About Place Journal, and her reviews appear regularly in The Quoddy Tides, and The Review Review. Her essay “Coming Out” was a finalist in the 2013 Fourth Genre essay contest, and one called “Provincetown” was awarded an editor’s choice award from Solstice. She is the founding organizer of Iota: The Conference of Short Prose. Penny is a graduate of the Stonecoast MFA Program at the University of Southern Maine. 




  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction from Stonecoast, University of Southern Maine (July 2013)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing from State University of New York, College at Oswego (June 1991)
  • Master of Arts in Public Policy from Muskie School of Public Service (June 1997)

Genres of Interest

Creative nonfiction