Marlena Chertock is a digital storyteller and poet. Her first book “On that one-way trip to Mars” is available from Bottlecap Press.



marscover_1024x1024Marlena is the Membership Marketing Specialist at the Society for Science & the Public, where she is constantly learning from incredible young scientists. She is also the poetry editor at District Lit. She regularly reads or sits on panels at literary conferences and festivals. When not writing, she’s reading sci-fi comics and rewatching Kiki’s Delivery Service.

Her articles have appeared in The Washington Post, Marketplace, Electrical Contractor Magazine, News21, and WTOP. Her poems and short stories have appeared or are forthcoming in The Deaf Poets Society, The Fem, The Little Patuxent Review, Moonsick Magazine, Paper Darts and Wordgathering.