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Jen Knox

Author's Bio

Jen Knox is the Writers in Communities Program Director at Gemini Ink. She also teaches creative writing at San Antonio College. Jen currently lives in San Antonio. Her collection of short fiction, After the Gazebo, was released in May 2015 by Rain Mountain Press. She recently finished her first novel, We Arrive Uninvited.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
After the Gazebo (Rain Mountain Press, 2015), 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)
Anthologies:
Modern Shorts (Fiction Attic Press, 2015)
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, Saturday Evening Post, Short Story America, Skidrow Penthouse, SLAB, Slow Trains, Stone Highway Review, Subliminal Interiors, Sunday Salon, The Adirondack Review, The Criterion: An International Journal in English, The Foundling Review, THRUSH Poetry Journal, Thumbnail Magazine, Used Furniture Review
Prizes:
Finalist, 2015 Dundee International Book Prize. Semi-finalist, Gold Line Press's 2014 Chapbook Competition. Art Farm, Residency, 2014 Glimmer Train, Family Matters Competition, Honorable Mention, 2013 The Adirondack Review's Fulton Prize, Finalist, 2013 Northwind Magazine, Short Fiction Contest, Finalist, 2013 Northwind Magazine, Short Fiction Contest, Honorable Mention, 2013 Monkey Puzzle Press Chapbook Competition, 3rd Place, 2013 Prick of the Spindle, Fiction Open Competition, Honorable Mention, 2013 Glimmer Train, Very Short Fiction, Finalist, 2013 Glimmer Train, Short Story Award, Finalist, 2013 Vermont Studio Center, Residency Grant, 2013 "Types of Circus" Named One of Wigleaf's 2012 Top 50 by Dan Chaon Readers Favorite Award, Winner, Women's Fiction Category 2011 (To Begin Again) Global Short Story Awards, Winner, May 2011 (The Code) Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Winner, Short Fiction Category 2011 (To Begin Again) Bananafish Short Story Competition, Winner, 2010 (Dandelion Ghosts) Glimmer Train, Fiction Open, Finalist, 2010 Glimmer Train, Short Story Award, Honorable Mention, 2009 Glimmer Train, Short Story Award, Honorable Mention, 2010 John Kessler Memorial Endowment for the Arts Award, Winner, 2007 Quiz & Quill, Nonfiction Award, Winner, 2007

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

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Listing last updated: May 28, 2015

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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