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Jen Knox

Author's Bio

Jen Knox teaches and writes in San Antonio. Jen is currently looking for an agent. She is in the process of completing a novel entitled WE ARRIVE UNINVITED.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
To Begin Again (All Things That Matter Press, 2011)
Chapbooks:
Don't Tease the Elephants (Monkey Puzzle Press, 2014), Don't Tease the Elephants (Monkey Puzzle Press, 2014)
Journals:
A cappella Zoo, A-Minor Magazine, Annalemma Magazine, Ardor, Bananafish, Bartleby Snopes, Bound Off, Connotation Press, Eclectic Flash, Edge, Eunoia, Fiction Southeast, flashquake, fwriction : review, jmww, Litro Magazine, Litsnack, Long Story Short, Lost In Thought, Metazen, Midwest Literary Magazine, Monkeybicycle, Narrative Magazine, Pank, Per Contra, Prick of the Spindle, Ramshackle Review, Room of One's Own, Short Story America, Skidrow Penthouse, SLAB, Slow Trains, Stone Highway Review, Subliminal Interiors, The Adirondack Review, The Criterion: An International Journal in English, The Foundling Review, THRUSH Poetry Journal, Thumbnail Magazine, Used Furniture Review
Prizes:
Jen Knox earned her MFA from Bennington College in 2010. She works as a creative writing professor at San Antonio College and copy editor at Frost & Sullivan. Jen mentors for the PEN American Center. She was nonfiction editor for The Bennington Review (2010) and Quiz & Quill (2007); she worked as a fiction reader for Our Stories Literary Journal and now reads submissions for PANK. Jen's writing has won the Global Short Story Competition and was chosed for Wigleaf's 2012 Top 50. Two of her stories have received Finalist status for Glimmer Train competitions and three of her stories have received honorable mention. Her chapbook, The Aquarium, earned finalist status in the Black Lawrence Press's 2012 Black River Chapbook competition. Jen's stories and essays have been published in Annalemma, Bananafish, Bartleby Snopes, Connotation Press, Conium, Eclectic Flash, Flashquake, Foundling Review, Fwriction, Gargoyle, The Houston Literary Journal, The Istanbul Review, JMWW, Metazen, Midwest Literary Magazine, Narrative, PANK, Pure Slush, Ramshackle Review, Short Story America, Skidrow Penthouse, Slow Trains, SLAB, Superstition Review, THRUSH, Used Furniture Review and elsewhere. Some of her work can be read here. Jen is the author of Musical Chairs and To Begin Again (Winner of the 2011 Next Generation Indie Book Award in Short Fiction and the Readers Favorite Award in Women's Fiction), and she is a contributing author to the Short Story America Anthology. She's currently at work on a novel entitled WE ARRIVE UNINVITED.

Jen Knox Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Rabbit at Rest by John Updike, The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
Favorite Authors:
Mary Gaitskill, Mary Karr, Phillip Lopate, Vladimir Nabokov, Mohsin Hamid, and Audre Lorde

Please note: All information in the Directory is provided by the listed writers or their representatives.
Listing last updated: November 30, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Buddhist
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Columbus, OH
Raised in:
Columbus, OH

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