Zinta Aistars is the published author of three books in the Latvian language and has recently completed a second collection of poetry, Tumbleweed Waltz. She is an editor for LuxEsto, the Kalamazoo College alumni magazine in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA, and has published poetry, travel essays, stories, and articles in the United States, Latvia, England, Sweden, Germany, and Australia. Her work also appears on many e-zines - including Outsider Ink, Cezanne's Carrot, Amsterdam Scriptum, Boston Literary Magazine, T-Zone, Menda City Review, Megaera Magazine, Ash Canyon Review, 63 Channels, Her Circle Ezine, Ascent Aspirations Magazine, Spoiled Ink, Flashquake, The Redbridge Review, milk magazine, Word Riot, The Surface, Serene Light, River Walk Journal, Bobbing Around, The Moon, Burning Word, insolent rudder, coilMagazine, Poems Neiderngasse, QuietPoly Writers Magazine, The Paper, Poetry Life & Times, Midwest Book Review, and others. She publishes a monthly newsletter of marketing tips and inspiration for writers called Zeenythe Communications and is a newly anointed editor for the literary e-zine, insolent rudder. Zinta is poetry editor for Her Circle Ezine and co-owner and poetry editor of the literary ezine, The Smoking Poet, at
Zinta is the recipient of the J. Jaunsudrabins Latvian Literary Award, the Erik Raisters Young Latvian Writer's Award, the Goppers Fund Latvian Literary Award, and won two prizes in both short story and poetry categories in the Kalamazoo Community Literary Awards 2000.