"What is most immediately striking is how much of the material arrives in beautifully observed, beautifully paced scene... I found myself giving over almost wholly to the scenes...because they were so immersive and rich."
--Paul Harding, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Tinkers and Enon, on Martha's fiction
The Three Muses (novel in progress) makes the shortlist finals for the 2016 Mary Rinehart Roberts Fiction Contest
Martha Anne Toll awarded a fellowship by the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts
"Where Fiction Heralds Facts, 'The German Girl,'" essay in The Millions
"To Open Borders, 'Him, Me, Muhammad Ali," essay in The Millions
"At the Ballet," short story/novel excerpt in Vol.1 Brooklyn
"Two Women, Two Lives, Two Stories: Together, but Brutally Alone," essay in The Millions
"Lighter, Smaller, Thinner: On Lost Girls and Lost Mothers," essay in The Millions
"Death & Sentences," essay in Heck
"Rain Song," short story/novel excerpt in Vol. 1 Brooklyn
"The Rosenbergs Live: On Nostalgia and Red Scare Realities," essay in The Millions
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