Published Works


“Our Exalted Terrestrial Kingdom,” Fiction International (forthcoming, print)

“Going Home,” Notre Dame Review (forthcoming, print)

“A Tenderness Rarely Seen,” Jellyfish Review, February 2018 (online)

“Through the Cracks, Into the Sky,” Madison ReviewFall 2017 (online)

“Alt Gratitude List: What Might Have Been If I’d Never Left Chicago,” Contrary, Fall 2017 (online)

“Mr. Chips and the Mango-Tango Mother Ship,” Lascaux Review, Reprint Issue (online)

“A Perfectly Good Husband,” Crack the Spine, 216 (May 24, 2017) (online)

“Irish Lessons,” Beloit Fiction Journal, 30 (Spring 2017) (print)

“Reduced Circumstances,” Alaska Quarterly Review 33:4 (Winter 2017) (print)

“Mr. Chips and the Mango-Tango Mother Ship,” 34th Parallel Magazine, 36 (Fall 2016) (print)

“Love in the Age of Global Warming,” Defenestration, December 2016 (online)

“Marrying Money,” Storyteller, 2016 Issue (print)

“Thursday Night in a Transvestite Truckers’ Bar in Michigan,” Albuquerque Arts, 2010 (online)



The Wonder That Was Ours (Dzanc Books, 2018)

*In stores on September 4, 2018; available for pre-order at Dzanc Books, Barnes & Noble, and

Creative Nonfiction

"Death, Up Close and Impersonal," Chautauqua (forthcoming, print) 

“General Grant Wore a Pink Dress,” Fourth Genre (forthcoming, print)

“Rough (Draft) Sex, or, Fifty Shades of Impossible,” Gargoyle 65 (2017) (Print)


“A Camaraderie Only Cold Can Produce,” Storyteller 2016 (print)

“A Porcupine’s Revenge,” Minetta Review, Spring 2017 (online)

“Fifteen” and “Faceless Women,” S/tick, Issue 3.4 (online)


Winner, Dzanc Books 2017 Prize for Fiction

Finalist, Bellingham Review, Annual Annie Dillard Award for Creative Nonfiction, 2017

Finalist, Fourth Genre, Annual Steinberg Essay Contest, 2017

Honorable Mention, Glimmer Train, April/May Fiction Open, 2016

Participant, Tucson Festival of Books Masters’ Workshop, 2016

Second Place, Southwest Authors’ Association 2016 Poetry Contest


After graduating from 28th grade at the University of Michigan, Alice Hatcher turned her attention from footnotes to fiction, and has since published short stories, creative nonfiction and poetry. To the immense relief of everyone who knows her, she finally completed the 3,475th draft of her first novel The Wonder That Was Ours, which won the 2017 Dzanc Books Prize for Fiction. She is thrilled beyond description and happily working with Dzanc Books to prepare the novel for a September 4, 2018 release. She is also grateful to those who supported her while she wrote a novel narrated by cockroaches. Many thanks to the members of RAW (Readers as Writers) and the Write Wednesday group, two groups that have helped make Tucson the dusty SOHO of the SW. 




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