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

My debut novel, The Book of Gothel, the secret history of the Rapunzel folktale as told by the witch, is forthcoming from Redhook and Orbit UK in 2022. My poems and short 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 (Dancing Girl Press, 2014), won the Elgin Chapbook Award. I have been lucky enough to win the Faulkner Prize for a Novel-in-Progress, an NEA fellowship to Vermont Studio Center, and a grant from the Sustainable Arts Foundation to research The Book of Gothel in Germany.

A graduate of the New York University MFA program, I have worked at a variety of jobs from copyeditor to technical writer to baker. I currently teach writing part-time for Lake Superior State University online; I live with my family in Florida. Some of my favorite things in the world are illuminated manuscripts, grimoires, gardening, elaborate medieval recipes, border collies, glühwein, and folktales.

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