I’m Mary McMyne, and I write poems and stories.

My debut novel, The Book of Gothel, is forthcoming from Hachette/Orbit/Redhook and Orbit UK in July, 2022. My poems and stories have appeared in magazines like Gulf Coast, Redivider, Strange Horizons, Apex Magazine, and the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion. My fairy tale poetry chapbook, Wolf Skin (2014), won the Elgin Chapbook Award. I have been lucky enough to win the Faulkner Prize for a Novel-in-Progress, an NEA parent fellowship to Vermont Studio Center, and a grant from the Sustainable Arts Foundation to research The Book of Gothel in Germany.

Originally from south Louisiana, I earned my MFA in fiction from New York University. My bookshelves are filled with feminist retellings, Gothic novels, fairy tales, historicals, poetry, and histories of witchcraft and magic. I’m hopelessly obsessed with illuminated manuscripts and grimoires.

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