Jen Michalski

Fiction Writer

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 & Prizes

Anthology:
City Sages: Baltimore (CityLit Press, 2010)
Books:
The Summer She Was Under Water (Queen's Ferry Press, 2016)
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Could You Be With Her Now (Dzanc Books, 2013)
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From Here (Aqueous Books, 2013)
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The Tide King (Black Lawrence Press, 2013)
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Press 53 Open Awards Anthology: 2010 (Press 53, 2010)
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Close Encounters (So New Media, 2007)
Chapbook:
Cross Sections (Publishing Genius, 2008)
Journals:
42opus
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Amarillo Bay
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Barrelhouse
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Emprise Review
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Everyday Genius
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Fox Chase Review
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Fringe Magazine
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Hobart
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Lamination Colony
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McSweeney's Internet Tendency
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Metazen
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Necessary Fiction
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Pank
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Pear Noir!
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Pindeldyboz
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Sententia
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The Houston Literary Review
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The New Yinzer
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The Potomac
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The Potomac Review
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Word Riot
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)

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Polish American
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Baltimore
Raised in: 
Baltimore, MD
Maryland
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Last update: Oct 02, 2015