Lisa Borders


Other Published Works


Cloud Cuckoo Land, a novel. Chosen by Pat Conroy as the winner of River City Publishing's Fred Bonnie Award for Best First Novel, 2002.

Short Stories

Lost and Found — reprinted in the Newport Review, Issue 5, 2010.

ApparitionsNewport Review, Summer 2008.

Lost and FoundKalliope, Vol. XXIX, No. 1, 2007.

StopNewport Review, May/​June 2004.

EasterBananafish, Fall/​Winter 1999; nominated for Pushcart Prize, December 1999.

FittingNortheast Corridor, Issue 6, 1999.

The Day Prairie Rose, Texas Disappeared From the MapCrossConnect, Vol. 4, Issue 1, 1998.

Temporary Help — Winner of Bananafish fiction contest, Spring/​Summer 1998.

Tea PartyWashington Square, No. 3, Spring 1998.

The Angel EffectIowa Woman, Vol. 15, No. 4, Winter 1995.

Peace — Winner of Painted Bride Quarterly fiction contest, Issue 55/​56, Spring 1995.

Signs of LifeAgassiz Review, Spring 1993.


Short Stories (continued):

Shoes Snake Nation Review, No. 6, Summer 1992.

Sarah in the TornadoBlack Warrior Review, Vol. 18, Issue 1, 1991.

The End of the World As You Know ItPainted Bride Quarterly, 1991.


Enchanted Night — essay. Published in the anthology Don’t You Forget About Me: Contemporary Writers on the Films of John Hughes, Jaime Clarke, ed., Simon & Schuster, March 2007.

Contest Victory Was Her Path to Publication — Breakthrough column, The Writer, May 2005.

What’s It All About — Book review, Post Road, No. 9, Fall/​Winter 2004.

Numerous journalistic articles published in the Philadelphia Inquirer, the New Bedford Standard Times and the (Vineland, NJ) Daily Journal in the 1980s and 1990s. Lisa won several New Jersey Press Association awards as a reporter in the 1980s.