Smart Rhino Publications

Ramona DeFelice Long

Ramona DeFelice Long writes fiction, creative nonfiction, personal essays, and memoir. Her writing has appeared in literary, juvenile, and regional publications both in print and online, many with “review” in the title. She also shares her work through literary readings and open mics.

Ramona has been awarded grants and fellowships from the Delaware Division of the Arts, the Pennsylvania State Arts Council, the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation,  the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, plus local awards from Philadelphia Stories, the Rehoboth Beach Writers Guild, and the Delaware Literary Connection. In 2014, she was selected as the first Fellow for the Cape Henlopen Poetry and Prose Writers Retreat. In 2016, she was awarded a Masters Fellowship in Fiction from the Delaware Division of the Arts. Her story as an author was posted on the National Endowment for the Arts’ United States of Arts map to represent the state of Delaware.

In her day job, Ramona works as an independent editor, specializing in mystery novels; women’s and literary fiction; memoir and creative nonfiction; and short stories. She works with private clients as a developmental editor and through professional organizations such as Sisters in Crime to edit story anthologies. She teaches workshops at conferences, retreats, and online, and visits local writing groups, public libraries, and arts organizations to share thoughts and advice on writing and publishing.

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All The Write Stuff: Interview with Ramona DeFelice Long

First Draft--Teacher's Edition Interview

Ramona's story, "The Chances," was published in Someone Wicked: A Written Remains Anthology.