Anna Mantzaris is a San Francisco-based writer and editor. She has written for Fodor's, NPR, Poets & Writers, Salon.com, and elsewhere. She is a former cookbook and magazine editor, and has done editorial work for a range of clients, including Columbia University, Skyscanner, and Venables Bell & Partners. She is also a regular reviewer for Publishers Weekly, the author of nonfiction titles for Barnes & Noble and Globe Pequot, and a contributor to several travel guides.
She has been awarded writing residencies for her fiction by Hedgebrook (Whidbey Island, Washington) and The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts (Nebraska City, Nebraska). Her creative writing has appeared in Ambit, The Cortland Review, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Necessary Fiction, New World Writing Quarterly, Sonora Review, and elsewhere. She is a finalist for the 2023 Eyelands Book Award and was a finalist for the 2022 Lascaux Prize in Flash Fiction. She is currently a fiction chapbook fellow with Galileo Press.
Anna received a B.A. From Sarah Lawrence College and an M.F.A. from Mills College. She teaches Food & Travel Writing in the M.F.A. program at Bay Path University.