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About Marcy

Marcy Dermansky is the author of the novels Bad Marie and Twins.

Bad Marie was a  Barnes and Noble Fall Discover Great New Writers pick. Time Magazine pronounced Bad Marie “irresistible.” “Deliciously wicked,” proclaimed Slate. “Bad-ass,” said Esquire Magazine, naming Bad Marie one of the top novels of 2010.

Marcy’s first novel Twins was a New York Times Editors Choice Pick: “A brainy, emotionally sophisticated bildungsroman-for-two.”  Years later, readers continue to write to Marcy about the ending, wanting to know if Chloe made the basket.

Marcy’s short fiction has been published widely in literal journals and anthologies, including, FiveChapters, McSweeney’s, Indiana Review, and  The Mississippi Review. A former MacDowell fellow, Marcy is the winner of the Smallmouth Press Andre Dubus Novella Award and Story Magazine’s Carson McCullers short story prize.

Her stories have been anthologized in Forgotten Borough: Writers Come to Terms with Queens and Love Stories: A Literary Companion to TennisHer  essay “Maybe, I Loved You”  appears in the anthology Goodbye To All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York.

She offers editing services to a select clientele. You can follow Marcy on Twitter at @mdermansky.


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In addition to her novels Bad Marie and Twins, Marcy has published many short stories in magazines and anthologies.

“Waiting For Big Bird” is part of Forgotten Borough: Writers Come to Terms with Queens, and “Adults at Home,” the title story of Marcy’s graduate thesis, was first published in Indiana Review and then reprinted in Love Stores: A Literary Companion to Tennis and later in the online journal Fifty-Two Stories.

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Marcy offers private editing services for selected manuscripts. Learn More