P.J. Balluck


P. J. Balluck is a native New Yorker raised in Southern California and Northwest Montana.  She received her B.A. in English/Creative Writing at the University of Montana-Missoula and her M.F.A. in Creative Writing at the University of Utah, where she is currently a doctoral candidate in English literature and creative writing. 

Her story "Lucky," which appears in Square Lake Number Four, is part of a novel-in-stories, Development Girl.  Its title story, “Development Girl,” won the Western Humanities Review’s seventh annual Competition for Utah Writers and was published in its Fall 1999 issueAnother story-chapter, “Entries:  Images ‘Only’,” appeared in Volume 7 (2000) of Quarter After Eight, and another, "The Lone Star" in Jabberwock Review (Summer 2004). 

Balluck is currently an administrative fellow assisting the directors of the Utah Symposium in Science and Literature and the University of Utah’s Guest Writers Series; she also serves as an editorial assistant on Quarterly West and, most recently, on Western Humanities Review

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