eeeDSC_0658Aleyna┬áRentz is a fiction writer from rural Southwest Georgia, where she grew up with her six brothers and sisters. She now lives in Baltimore, where she is pursuing an MFA in creative writing at Johns Hopkins University. Her short story “Con Affetto” won third place in Glimmer Train’s Jan/Feb 2018 Short Story Award for New Writers. Her fiction has been nominated for Best of the Net and the Pushcart Prize, and her stories, poetry, and essays have been published in various journals. In addition to writing fiction, Aleyna worked for the Honors @ Georgia Southern Magazine for four years, beginning as a staff writer and serving two years as editor-in-chief. She currently serves as senior fiction reader for Salamander Magazine and is a reader for the Wigleaf Top 50. She freelances as a photographer, as well, and has had a few photos featured on the Unsplash homepage.

Queries: arentz1@jhu.edu

Selected photography: https://unsplash.com/@aleyna22