Elizabeth Engelman was awarded the 2019 Nilsen Literary Prize from Southeast Missouri State University Press and the 2017 Emerging Writer Award from the Key West Literary Seminar. Her essays have been published in The New York Times and Endeavor Magazine, a publication of the American Society for Deaf Children.  She received her MFA from the University of Tampa, where she was honored with the Outstanding Graduate Award. She also holds an MA in Poetry from Lancaster University.