Lana Spendl’s chapbook of flash fiction, We Cradled Each Other in the Air, was published by Blue Lyra Press in 2017. Her fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction have appeared in The Rumpus, The Cortland Review, Hobart, The Greensboro Review, Lunch Ticket, Cider Press Review, The Baltimore Review, New Ohio Review, Bayou Magazine, Zone 3, Notre Dame Review, Watershed Review, Hawaii Pacific Review, and other journals.
Lana holds an M.F.A. in creative writing and an M.A. in Hispanic literature from Indiana University, where she served as the nonfiction editor to Indiana Review. She is from Sarajevo, Bosnia, and her childhood was divided between Southeast Europe and Spain due to the Bosnian war in the early 90s. She lives in Bloomington, Indiana, where she is working on a short story collection that explores the consequences of the war. Stories from this collection have appeared in The Baltimore Review (Spring 2018), The Cortland Review (2014 Winter Feature), The Greensboro Review (Issue 91), and Epiphany (Women Writing Women series).