MARY MCMYNE is the author of poems, essays, and stories in venues like Gulf Coast, Chattahoochee Review, Ninth Letter, Word Riot, Cimarron Review, Southern Humanities Review, Philadelphia Stories, and Painted Bride Quarterly. Her debut poetry chapbook, Wolf Skin (Dancing Girl Press, 2014), won the Elgin Chapbook Award.
Her fiction has won the Faulkner-Wisdom Prize for a Novel-in-Progress, a grant from the Sustainable Arts Foundation, and a National Endowment for the Arts Parent Fellowship to Vermont Studio Center. Additional support for her creative writing has been provided by the Marguerite McGlinn National Prize for Fiction, New York University, and Louisiana State University. She edits prose for Border Crossing and poetry for Faerie Magazine.
Born in south Louisiana, Mary studied literature and creative writing at Louisiana State University before earning her MFA in fiction at New York University. She taught writing at NYU and in south Louisiana before moving to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to teach English and creative writing at Lake Superior State University.