Mary McMyne is the author of the Elgin award-winning fairy-tale poetry chapbook, WOLF SKIN (Dancing Girl Press, 2014). Her writing has appeared in venues like Gulf Coast, Chattahoochee Review, Ninth Letter, Painted Bride Quarterly, and Southern Humanities Review.  

She is the recipient of the William Faulkner-William Wisdom Prize for a Novel-in-Progress and a Sustainable Arts Foundation Promise Award for her fiction. Additional support for her writing has been awarded by Vermont Studio Center, the Marguerite McGlinn National Prize for Fiction, New York University, and Louisiana State University.

Born in Louisiana, she teaches creative writing at Lake Superior State University in Michigan, where she serves as Chair of the School of Arts & Letters and co-edits Border Crossing. She edits poetry for Faerie Magazine. A graduate of the New York University MFA program, she is at work on a novel and a full-length poetry collection. 





  • “Louisiana Disaster Recovery 3.0,” forthcoming in Gulf Coast (29.2)
  • “Der Froschkönig” and “The Frog Princess [Remix],” Cimarron Review (no. 198, Winter 2017)
  • Bones Knock in the House” and “In the Dining Hall of the Glass Mountain,” Rose Red Review (no. 18, Oct. 2016)
    • “Bones Knock in the House”  nominated for a 2016 Rhysling Award and forthcoming in The Rhysling Anthology: The Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Poetry of 2016
  • “Instructions for Letting the Stranger into Your Bed” and “Ahab’s Sister-Wives,” Phantom Drift: A Journal of New Fabulism (vol. 5, Oct. 2015)
  • “Open Letter to the Frog Princess” and “The Sleagh Maith: A Nocturne,” Ninth Letter (vol. 12.1, Spring/Summer 2015)
  • “Prayer to Athena,” Bulfinch’s Mythology: The Age of Fable issue of Nonbinary Review, Spring 2015
  • “The Frog King” and “The Day the Woman Shed Her Skin,” The Chattahoochee Review 34.2-3, Fall/Winter 2014
  • “The Wicked Witch of the East Confesses Her Love of Tap,” L. Frank Baum’s Wizard of Oz issue of Nonbinary Review, Dec. 2014
  • “The Widow Grieves Her Husband,” “Rosenrot,” “Song of the Beast,” “The Bear,” “What Schneeweisschen thought of the Bear-Prince,” Faerie Magazine, Dec. 2014
  • “The Woodcutter’s Wife [Hansel and Gretel],” Illumen, Nov. 2014 
  • “Moon Landing,” Midwestern Gothic, Issue 15, Oct. 2014
  • “The Dun-Shi (He Went Dancing),” “The Body Above,” and “Where to Look for the Sleagh Maith (Margaret’s Song),” Contrary Magazine, Jul. 2014
  • “The Woodcutter’s Wife [Mary’s Child],” Grimm’s issue of Nonbinary Review, May 2014
  • “Rapunzel Tucks the Twins into Bed,” Faerie Magazine, Issue #26, Mar. 2014
  • “Songbird-Rapunzel,” “The Birds,” and “The Bzou,” Sleipnir no. 1, Feb. 2014
  • The Girl Who Lives in the Keyhole,” Literary Mama, Feb. 2014
  • Lepidoptera,” Rougarou, Jan. 2014
  • “Rotkäppchen,” The Way North: Collected Upper Peninsula New Works, Wayne State University Press, May 2013.
    • Reprint forthcoming in Poetry International
    • Nominated for a Pushcart Prize
  • Estate Sale” and “Love is an insect,” Waccamaw no. 11, Apr. 2013
    • “Estate Sale” reprinted in Sleipnir no. 1, Feb. 2014
  • Wolf Skin,” The Los Angeles Review no. 13, Feb. 2013
    • Adapted into original score for tenor, upright bass, and piano by composer Elizabeth Skola Davis; debut performance scheduled by tenor Kelvin Page for February, 2015; title poem of chapbook
  • Irène Joliot-Curie,” “Heyghoge,” and “The Butterfly Dome,” Painted Bride Quarterly no. 86, Feb. 2013.
    • “Irène Joliot-Curie” reprint forthcoming in Hysteria anthology from ELJ Publications
    • “Irène Joliot-Curie” nominated for a 2013 Rhysling Award and reprinted in The Rhysling Anthology: The Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Poetry of 2013
    • “Irène Joliot-Curie” reprinted in The Burden of Light: Poems on Illness and Loss 
    • “Irène Joliot-Curie” Finalist in 2012 SFPA Short Form Poetry Contest
  • Old Woman Gothel,” Pedestal Magazine no. 71, Oct. 2012
  • “The Girl Who Came Before” and “Thunder,” Phantom Drift: A Journal of New Fabulism vol. 2, Oct. 2012
  • Fur” and “Into the Dark Wood,” Prime Number Magazine no. 19, Apr. 2012
  • “Ghost Story,” New Delta Review Volume 27, Spring 2010


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