Press & Awards



-Pushcart Prize nominee 2023 for “House in the Woods” from my collection Home is a Made-Up Place.

-Winner, 2023 Page Turner Award for Short Stories for Home is a Made-Up Place.

-Pushcart Prize nominee 2022 for “We Had No Woman” published in Hippocampus.

-Best Microfiction nominee for “Finally Reduced” published in Pithead Chapel, 2022.

-Best of the Net nominee for my memoir excerpt “Far From Forsaken” published in Litro, 2021.

-Finalist, 2022 Housatonic Book Awards for my memoir When She Comes Back.

-Finalist, 2021 National Indie Excellence Awards for memoir When She Comes Back.

-Finalist, the 2021 American Book Fest Best Book Awards for my memoir When She Comes Back.

-Finalist, the 2021 Independent Author Network Book of the Year Awards for my memoir When She Comes Back.

-Finalist, 2021 International Book Awards for my memoir When She Comes Back.

-Winner, Hidden River Arts‘ 2020 Eludia Award for fiction for my short story collection Home Is A Made-Up Place to be published Winter 2023.

Eludia Award

-Winner, Sequestrum Award for New Writers 2016 for my story “The Plan”.

-Special Mention, Hunger Mountain 2016 Creative Nonfiction Prize for “I’m Sorry About the Dog”.

-Runner Up, 2015 American Literary Review Award for Fiction for “House in the Woods”.

-Finalist, Third Coast Magazine’s  2015 Jaimy Gordon Prize for Fiction for “House in the Woods”

-Winner, The Eric Hoffer Award for Prose 2014 for “Gibbous”, published in Best New Writing 2014.

-Finalist, The Narrative Winter 2014 Short Story Contest for “Gibbous”.

-Runner Up, The 2013 Iowa Review Award for Fiction selected by ZZ Packer for  “Rick’s Wax Hands”.

Of “Rick’s Wax Hands” Fiction judge for The Iowa Review, ZZ Packer, writes: “I loved the voice of this story, but I loved most of all how the author shows how one small moment is all it takes to see the world for what it truly is—as well as for what it never could have been.”

-Winner, May 2012 Switchback Flash Fiction Contest for “Invisible Place”.

-Pushcart Prize nominee 2012 for “What February Feels Like” published in Red Fez.


On Being Seen and Holding Space and Writing the In Betweens – Interview with The Writer’s Inner Journey

Losing Your Entire Point of Gravity – Interview with Hypertext Magazine

Losing Your Mother For The Whole World To See – Interview with Psychology Today

Daughter Learns to Forgive But Not Forget Mother’s Involvement in Cult – Interview with The Times of Israel

The Nitty Gritty: Home is a Made-Up Place by Ronit Plank, An Interview  Interview with Reckon Review

Finding Home In A Cult’s Aftermath – Interview with The Rumpus

INTERVIEW: Ronit Plank: Multi-Genre Writer & Podcast Host – Interview with Hippocampus

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