Thanks for stopping by!  You can browse through my stories in the top slider or on my portfolio page. Please check out by latest story, Reinventing the Toilet about a lavatorial revolution bubbling up in Madagascar, and take a look at my two award-winning features, The Sailing Farmer and The Magic Poop Potion. If you like what you see, please follow me @linazeldovich. And if you want to know what I think is new and exciting, just keep reading…

November 2017: Whaddaya know, I just won my third award for stories about… poop! Or more precisely, for a story about sanitation and toilets that use no water and no flush. Reinventing the Toilet: A Lavatorial Revolution Bubbles up in Madagascar. Poop rules. Always!

March 2017: Good news come when least expected. I was stuck in a Madagascar cyclone, soaked to the bone and slipping in mud, when an email came and told me I got the 2017 Marine Biological Laboratory Fellowship! That means more muddy adventures because I’ll be puttering in the coastal marshes of New England. Mud and marshes, here I come. I’m sure I’ll dig up some great stories!

February 2017: Some hot news in winter! “Love, Sex, Hollywood, and the Making of Puerto Vallarta,” originally published in TravelWorld International Magazine, won NATJA’s Historical Travel Award.

December 2016: Thrilled to be mentioned in the New York Times for my “United We Fish!,” longform narrative feature in Hakai Magazine—in the “journalism of seeking solutions” theme by David Bornstein, who did the 2016 round-up. A nice year-end gift!                                          00-boats

February 2016: Hooray!!! The Sailing Farmer wins Silver in NATJA’s Special Purpose Travel Category!  Guess who beat me to Gold?  National Geographic Adventure magazine.  A good rival to lose to!  And a good way to start the year.

The Sailing Farmer  





 The Magic Poop Potion



January 2016. I am off to Washington DC for a fellowship with the National Press Foundation “What’s New in Covering Cancer.”

November 2015: More great news!  A story I edited at Nautilus that investigated the complex science of sun exposure, just won its second award.  Reported and written by Jessica Seigel.  Woot!

May 2015: The Magic Poop Potion  just won its second award: The Deadline Club Award: Reporting for Independent Digital Media.

September 2014. The Magic Poop Potion just won a Front Page Award from the Newswomen’s Club of New York!

April 2014: Great news!  A story I edited at Nautilus about fire ants’ unstoppable march through the southern states was included in the Best American Science and Nature Writing 2014 anthology.  Reported and written by Justin Nobel. Totally thrilled!