The Desert Nights, Rising Stars
Writers Conference

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Raluca Balasa

Desert Nights, Rising Stars Fellow 2021

About Raluca Balasa

Raluca Balasa holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Nevada, Reno. Her short work has appeared in such venues as Andromeda Spaceways, Aurealis, the Mithila Review, and Grimdark Magazine. Her debut science fiction novel, Blood State, released from Renaissance Press in October of 2020. Currently, Raluca works as a freelance editor and English teacher in the Toronto area. She loves instrumental music, pickles, and birds.