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 Cortland Review, Hobart, The Greensboro Review, Lunch Ticket, Cider Press Review, storySouth, Baltimore Review, Fiction Southeast, Prick of the Spindle, Bayou Magazine, Zone 3, Gargoyle, Watershed Review, Hawaii Pacific Review, and other magazines.
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 originally from Sarajevo, Bosnia, and her childhood was divided between Southeast Europe and Spain due to the Bosnian war in the early 1990s. She currently lives in Bloomington, Indiana, where she is working on a short story collection that explores the consequences of the war. Two of the stories from this collection have been published by The Cortland Review (2014 Winter Feature) and The Greensboro Review (Issue 91).