Monika Dziamka

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Monika Dziamka / Blueberry Girl


Essays, Memoir, Book Reviews, Author Interviews, Magazine Writing, Travel Writing, Nature Writing, Food Writing, Flash Nonfiction, Flash Fiction, Prose Poetry, Fiction, Horror

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Developmental Editing, Copy Editing, Proofreading, Sensitivity Reading, Ghostwriting, Project Management


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With more than 15 years of experience as a writer and editor, I’ve helped students, professors, authors, and others with a variety of backgrounds and skill levels write, edit, and publish their work. I’ve helped organizations and companies develop their brand identities, building up their editorial and marketing content to provide compelling, authentic, truthful storytelling. I’m from Albuquerque and I have a BA in journalism and communications from the University of New Mexico, a Master’s in publishing from Columbia, and an MFA in creative writing from Queens University of Charlotte. Happen to need help with Polish content? I’m also a first-generation Polish American who is fluent in Polish, so I can help with that kind of writing and editing too. I typically follow EFA rates, and every project is negotiable.


Title: New Mexico Poetry Anthology 2023
Edited by Levi Romero and Michelle Otero

New Mexico Poetry Anthology 2023 is an “ode and homage to nuestra querencia, our beloved homeland.” Two hundred original, previously unpublished poems explore themes such as community, culture, history, identity, landscape, and water. From a diverse group of poets, the poems are introspective and personal; reflective and astute; steady and celebratory. Including poignant, unique, even humorous perspectives on life in New Mexico influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic, this collective of voices serves as a welcome remedio to all aspects of post-pandemic life, for ears aching for words of beauty, strength, and solace as we emerge from the cocoon of survivability.

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Museum of New Mexico Press

Title: Dictators and the Disappeared: Democracy Lost and Restored
Edited by Russ Davidson and Leslie Blaugrund Kim

The rise and imposition of military dictatorships in South America in the late twentieth century holds particular relevance today as the world has experienced a broad resurgence of authoritarianism. Drawing largely from the University of New Mexico’s Southwest Research Center’s Sam L. Slick Collection, the publication is illustrated with political posters, textiles, and other ephemera created as a form of political expression documenting the horrors experienced over several decades from the 1970s through the 1990s.

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Museum of New Mexico Press

Title: Harwood Centennial: 100 Works for 100 Years
Edited by Emily Santhanam and Nicole Dial-Kay

The Harwood Museum of Art in Taos houses among the finest collections of New Mexican and Southwest art. In celebration of the hundredth anniversary of the museum, this publication highlights one hundred works drawn from more than 6,500 objects collected since its establishment. The book encompasses the museum’s rich history and highlights works ranging from twentieth and twenty-first century paintings, photography, Spanish colonial style religious art, and paintings and works on paper by renowned Native artists.

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Museum of New Mexico Press

Title: This American Carnage
by Diego Montoya

This photography book captures the stark reality of the 2020 presidential elections and the violence that ensued, culminating in the harrowing attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6th. Featuring powerful and evocative images from documentary photographer Diego Montoya on the frontlines of the chaos, this book provides a raw and unfiltered look at the deeply divided and tumultuous political landscape of America during one of its most turbulent moments in history. From peaceful protests to violent clashes and the aftermath of the violence at the Capitol, this book documents the impact of the elections and the consequences of political polarization on the American people. Through the lens of Diego Montoya, this book tells a powerful story that is both poignant and unsettling, reminding us of the fragile nature of democracy and the importance of unity in times of crisis.

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“A Study of the Complex Humanity Behind True Crime in Kate Brody’s Novel Rabbit Hole ♦ Chicago Review of Books, January 5, 2024

“22 Giftworthy Page Turners” ♦ New Mexico Magazine, December 2023

“True Heroes 2023” ♦ New Mexico Magazine, December 2023

“Krampus is Coming: Why Halloween is Actually Just the Start of Spooky Season” ♦ Pasa por Aquí, New Mexico Humanities Council, November/December 2023

“A Home for Honking Good Vegan Food” ♦ New Mexico Magazine, November 2023

“We live in an actively colonial society still—it’s not in the past.”: A Conversation with Adriana Chartrand on An Ordinary Violence ♦ Chicago Review of Books, October 31, 2023

“Eyelashes” ♦ Beautiful Things, River Teeth, Feb. 14, 2022

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