Photo by John Consoli.
Photo by John Consoli.

Marlena Chertock is a digital storyteller, journalist, writer, and editor.

Marlena has two books of poetry, Crumb-sized (Unnamed Press, 2017) and On that one-way trip to Mars (Bottlecap Press, 2016).

She is the Digital Content Specialist at the Society for Science & the Public, where she constantly learns from incredible young scientists, manages the website, crafts email newsletters, and blogs. She also serves as the Communications Coordinator for the LGBTQ Writers Caucus.

Marlena writes freelance articles on various topics, including green energy. She regularly moderates or speaks on panels at literary conferences and festivals, serves as a judge or reviewer of creative work for contests, and reads her own work at open mics and reading series. When not writing, she’s reading sci-fi comics and rewatching Kiki’s Delivery Service.

Her poetry and prose has appeared in Breath & Shadow, The Deaf Poets Society, Paper Darts, Rogue Agent, and Wordgathering. Her articles have appeared in The Washington Post, Marketplace, Electrical Contractor Magazine, News21, and WTOP.