MARY MCMYNE has published poems, stories, and essays in venues like Gulf Coast, Chattahoochee Review, Ninth Letter, Cimarron Review, Southern Humanities Review, 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 Enchanted Living.
Born in south Louisiana, Mary earned an MFA in fiction from New York University after studying literature and creative writing at Louisiana State University. She taught writing at NYU and in south Louisiana before moving to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to teach at Lake Superior State University, where she is now an Associate Professor of English.