Liza Nash Taylor lives and writes in an old farmhouse in Keswick, Virginia, with one husband and three dogs. Her debut historical novels, ETIQUETTE FOR RUNAWAYS and IN ALL GOOD FAITH are represented by Mark Gottlieb at Trident Media Group and will be published starting August 2020 with Blackstone Publishing.
In 2018, she received an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and was named a Hawthornden International Fellow. Her work has appeared in Microchondria II, a flash fiction anthology published by the Harvard Bookstore; Deep South Magazine, Bluestem Magazine, Ekphrastic, Rum Punch Press, The Copperfield Review, The Seven Hills Review, Gargoyle Magazine #66, The Loch Raven Review, and is forthcoming in Four Elements Anthology of Short Fiction. One of her short stories won the San Miguel Writer’s Conference Fiction Prize in 2016 and is published on their website.

Other Works

  • IN ALL GOOD FAITH- a novel

    forthcoming 2021

    forthcoming 2020
  • The Matron Amphibicides (short story)

  • Olympic Pancake (short story)

    2017 forthcoming
  • Confab (short story)

  • In All Good Faith (novel excerpt)

  • Mrs. Walker (short story)

  • ETIQUETTE FOR RUNAWAYS (novel chapter)

  • Bad Dog (essay)

  • The Hunting Museum (short story)

  • Scrapbook (flash fiction)

  • Brainfreeze (short story)


Awards and Recognition

  • Faulkner Society Faulkner-Wisdom Competition 2019 semi-finalist, novel category.- for a second manuscript, IN ALL GOOD FAITH, In 2017, it was a was a semi-finalist in the Novel-in-Progress category.
  • Hawthornden International Fellow, March-April, 2018, Lasswade, Scotland.
  • Faulkner-Wisdom Creative Writing Contest 2018- Finalist, novel category: ETIQUETTE FOR RUNAWAYS (formerly titled "The Thin End of the Wedge")
  • Second place: Seven Hills Literary Contest (Novel Excerpt Division) 2017 IN ALL GOOD FAITH.
  • Winner, San Miguel Writer's Conference Fiction Prize, 2016.
  • Finalist, New Millenium Writings Awards #43. Short story category, 2017.
  • Shortlisted, Four Elements Anthology of Short Fiction, 2017. Short story category.
  • Finalist, New Millenium Writings Awards#41. 2016. Short story.
  • Finalist, Southern Writer's Symposium Emerging Writer's Contest, 2015. Short story category.
  • Finalist, Ruminate Magazine Van Dyke Prize, 2015. Short story category.