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Mackenzie Littledale


Mackenzie Littledale’s first published article appeared in the January 2019 issue of Conscious Life Journal. Her microfiction is included in the VSS365 Anthology, which was released in paperback on September 23, 2019. The AskWin Podcast interviewed her regarding her novel manuscript for This Darkness Is Mine in September. In November, she was selected as a Pitch Wars mentee. Her mentor was Gia deCadenet. Diffusing the Tension blog interviewed Mackenzie in December. A few of her short stories are posted on Reedsy’s blog. In July 2020, Wendi Blum Weiss interviewed Littledale on her YouTube channel, her story "Freedom 500" won Gestalt Media’s July Short Story Contest, and she secured representation from Serendipity Literary Agency of Brooklyn. Littledale’s essay "Lessons in Personality Integration from the Movies 'The Wizard of Oz' and 'The Wiz'" placed second in the International Oz Group’s annual writing contest in nonfiction. TYWI’s Black Lives Matter Project accepted Littledale’s poem "You Want to Know Who I Think I Am" for their first issue. Her story "It Was an Accident" won Gestalt Media’s September short story contest. Gestalt Media Creative Community’s inaugural interview series began with Littledale in September. "Second Chance at Heaven" earned an honorable mention in the Texas Observer 2020 Short Story Contest. Her first collection of short stories, Testing the Ties That Bind, launched on January 1, 2021. "The Curious Key Carelessly Left Behind" is included in Skullgate’s Loathsome Voyages anthology, published January 7, 2021. Her second collection of short stories, Explorations of Freedom, launched on September 1, 2021, and her short story, "The KKK Welcome Wagon," garnered an honorable mention from the Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival Short Story contest in September 2021. Littledale will participate in NaNoWriMo 2021 for the first time with domestic suspense Rhodes to Hell as her project. This Darkness Is Mine will be her first novel.

Mackenzie’s website includes interviews of women’s fiction authors and mental health advocates, a blog mainly of random thoughts, her fiction manuscript editing services, short stories, and snippets from This Darkness Is Mine.

She lived for ten years in New York City and currently resides in South Florida. She loves Moscato, dreams of driving a Lexus IS 250, and avoids the beach. She has bipolar type I.

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