MARY MCMYNE has poems, stories, and essays published or forthcoming in venues like Gulf Coast, Strange Horizons, Southern Humanities Review, Apex Magazine, and Painted Bride Quarterly. Her debut poetry chapbook, Wolf Skin (Dancing Girl Press, 2014), won the Elgin Chapbook Award.
She is the recipient of 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 writing has been provided by the Marguerite McGlinn National Prize for Fiction, New York University, and Louisiana State University. She edits fiction for Border Crossing and poetry for Enchanted Living.
A graduate of the New York University MFA program, she taught writing at NYU and in her native south Louisiana before moving to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to teach writing at Lake Superior State University.