Jen Michalski

Baltimore, MD 21231

Author's Bio

Jen Michalski's novel THE TIDE KING is forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press (2013; winner of the Big Moose Prize). She is the author of two collections of fiction, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS (So New, 2007) and FROM HERE (Aqueous Books, 2013) and a collection of novellas, COULD YOU BE WITH HER NOW (Dzanc Books, 2013). She also is the editor of the anthology CITY SAGES: BALTIMORE (CityLit Press 2010), which won a 2010 "Best of Baltimore" award from Baltimore Magazine. Her fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is the founding editor of the literary quarterly jmww, a co-host of the monthly reading series The 510 Readings in Baltimore, and interviews writers at The Nervous Breakdown.

Publications and Prizes

Close Encounters
(So New Media, 2007)
, Could You Be With Her Now
(Dzanc Books, 2013)
, From Here
(Aqueous Books, 2013)
, Press 53 Open Awards Anthology: 2010
(Press 53, 2010)
, The Summer She Was Under Water
(Queen's Ferry Press, 2016)
, The Tide King
(Black Lawrence Press, 2013)
City Sages: Baltimore
(CityLit Press, 2010)
42opus, Amarillo Bay, Atticus Review, Avatar Review, Barrelhouse, Emprise Review, Everyday Genius,, Fox Chase Review, Fringe Magazine, Gargoyle Magazine, Hamilton Stone Review, Hobart, Lamination Colony, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Metazen, Monkey Bicycle, NANO Fiction, Necessary Fiction, Pank, Pear Noir!, Pindeldyboz, Reed Magazine, Santa Fe Literary Review, Sententia, SmokeLong Quarterly, storySouth, The Baltimore Review , The Houston Literary Review, The MacGuffin, The New Yinzer, The Pedestal Magazine, The Potomac, The Potomac Review, The Summerset Review , Wigleaf, Wilderness House Literary Review, Word Riot
Cross Sections
(Publishing Genius, 2008)
Prizes Won: 
Finalist, Saints and Sinners Emerging Writer Award, 2013 (Could You Be With Her Now) The Big Moose Prize, 2012, Black Lawrence Press (The Tide King) Press 53 Open Awards, 2010, First Place, Novella (May-September)

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Polish American
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Baltimore, MD
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Last updated: Oct 02, 2015