Tammy Delatorre is a writer in Los Angeles. Author Cheryl Strayed selected her essay, “Out of the Swollen Sea,” as winner of the 2015 Payton Prize, and her essay, “Diving Lessons,” was awarded the 2015 Slippery Elm Prose Prize. Tammy was also a finalist in the 2015 Dorothy Churchill Cappon Essay Award (part of the New Letters Literary Awards), a finalist in the 2012 William Richey Short Fiction Contest, winner of the 2008 River Styx Micro-Fiction Contest, and recognized in various other literary contests.
Her writing has appeared in Los Angeles Times, Good Housekeeping, Woman’s Day, Redbook, Salon, xoJane, The Rumpus, Vice, Role Reboot, Many Mountains Moving, The Nervous Breakdown, Extract(s), Cleaver Magazine, The Citron Review, Molotov Cocktail, and Perceptions: A Magazine of the Arts. She obtained her MFA in creative writing from Antioch University, Los Angeles and is currently working on a memoir and collection of essays. When she’s not writing, she pursues interests in paddleboarding, photography, and culinary delights.