Adelina Rose Gowans is a writer, artist, and editor from rural South Carolina with roots in Costa Rica and Honduras. She is currently a freshman at the Savannah College of Art and Design studying writing and animation, where she is an active member of the local chapter of Women in Animation (WIA). A two-time Best of the Net nominee, her work has been recognized by the National YoungArts Foundation, Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the Poetry Society of England, and others. She is published or forthcoming in over twenty literary journals, including Ambit Magazine, Barely South Review, The Lumiere Review, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and elsewhere. Her narrative design for TTRPGS has been published on DM’s Guild and Itch.io, and she edits for Pollux Journal.


Published Works

Interstellar Literary Review — "first love in livingston, montana" and "i fall down roan mountain, again" (poetry)

Bayou Magazine — "coming home for the census" (poetry; print journal)

Incandescent Review — Instructions From Maria: Discerning Real Pearls From Plastic  (prose)

The Lumiere Review — "september in savannah" (poetry)

Zone 3 — "prophet" (poetry; print journal)

The minnesota review  — “enter:light” (poetry; print journal)

The Lumiere Review  — "Slow Winter" (fiction, Best of the Net Nomination)

Poetry Society of England Young Poets Network — “Anime Boyz” (collaborative work)

Ambit Magazine — "First Time Alone in the City" (flash fiction)

Kalopsia Literary Journal — "The One Whose Face You Can't Remember" (fiction, Best of the Net Nomination)

Fish Barrel Review — "past tense pastoral", "gone before the solstice" (poetry)

Mutiny! Magazine — "something — maybe, something else? (poetry)

Tinderbox Poetry Journal — “conversations with la llorona i&iii” (poetry)

The Interlochen Review — “BREADWORLD” (fiction), “i dream of you as buzzard wings and chicken wire" (poetry)

SWWIM Every Day — “there’s no 2nd generation 101” (poetry)

Scholastic Best Teen Writing 2020 — "Wolf Eyes" (fiction; print journal)

YoungArts Winners Anthology 2020 — “We Drink, We Drown” (nonfiction; print journal)


Cargoes. — “2 sides: reclamation & resurrection with my mother” (poetry; print journal)

Inlandia Institute — “Ghost Town” (nonfiction) 

Bluefire Journal — “Astral War Bodies” (fiction)

Barely South Review — “Obituary for Mary” (poetry)

Storyscape Journal— “Sappho in the Ghostlands” (poetry) 

Lunch Ticket — “A Time for Dying” (fiction) 

Atlas and Alice — “I Left the Desert” (fiction) 


2021 Graduate from South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities- Creative Writing program

2020 Adroit Journal summer mentorship program

2019 University of Virginia Young Writers' Workshop

2017-2018 South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities Discovery/ Academy Programs for Creative Writing

Awards and Achivements

2022 Storytelling Collective Creative Laureate

Poetry Society of England Young Poets Network 2021 Collaborative Challenge 1st place


2021 Ringling College of Art and Design Storytellers of Tomorrow- 1st place Literary Fiction; Honorable Mention Creative Nonfiction


2020 Leyla Beban 1000$ for 1000 Words Junior  grade level winner

2020 YoungArts Winner- Creative Non-fiction

2020 YoungArts Honorable Mention- Poetry

2020 Hollins University Nancy Thorp Poetry Contest second place

2020-21 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Gold and Silver medal recipient for writing and visual art with multiple Honorable Mentions