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"An intelligent person can rationalize anything, a wise person doesn't try." Jen Knox

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Jen Knox was raised in Columbus, Ohio. She now lives in San Antonio, Texas with her husband Chris, dog, cat, and the occasional lizard. She teaches creative writing at San Antonio College and writes about technology and creativity convergence at Fiction Southeast. Jen studied English at Otterbein University, and completed her MFA at Bennington College. She earned grant assistance to attend a residency at the Vermont Studio Center. She was the recipient of the John Kessler Memorial Endowment for the Arts Award and her work has earned finalist status in The Adirondack Review’s 2013 Fulton Award. as well as Glimmer Train's Fiction Open, Family Matters, and Short Story Awards. Her short story, "Types of Circus," was selected by Dan Chaon for inclusion in Wigleaf's Top 50 (Very) Short Fictions. All Things That Matter Press published her short story collection To Begin Again (winner of the Next Generation Indie Book Award in Short Fiction) in 2011, and Monkey Puzzle Press published her fiction chapbook DON'T TEASE THE ELEPHANTS in 2014. 

Jen’s collection of short stories, AFTER THE GAZEBO, is forthcoming from Rain Mountain Press in May 2015. Vote on the cover to win a free copy at

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Columbus, OH USA

"A Perpetual State of Awe" at Atticus Review
"The White Room" at Blue Fifth Review, The Blue Collection 5
"My Children in Times New Roman" at Room Magazine
"West on N Road" at Superstition Review
"The Chef" at Fiction Attic Press
"Soon" at METAZEN
"Two Flew Away" at Midway Journal
"Beyond the Thin Line" in A-Minor (new, different)
"The Shape of a Star" and Interview in Connotation Press
"Lying to Old Men" in The Adirondack Review
"With a Shot" at Litro Online
"Static Time" in apt (fiction)
"The Prize at the End of This" in Curly Red Stories (creative non-)
Novel Excerpt: "We Arrive Uninvited" in WIPs Journal
"An Awkward Grief" in Bound Off #90
"Like Water" in Flash Frontier (global edition)
"Gasoline" in The Bombay Literary Magazine
"The Suit" in Burrow Press Review
"We Arrive Uninvited" (fiction about monsters) in A cappella Zoo 11
"WWCBAR" (fiction/print) in Skidrow Penthouse
"Girls Don't Sit in the Back" (fiction) in Prick of the Spindle
"Nothing" in Eunoia Review
"Rita Forgives the World" in Eunoia Review
"After the Gazebo" in ARDOR
"Don't Tease the Elephants" (fiction) in Monkeybicycle
"When Pretty People Disappoint" (fiction) in JMWW
"When Pretty People Disappoint" (audio)
"Weightless" (fiction) in Lost in Thought 4
"Movie Night" in OH SANDY! An Anthology of Humor for a Serious Purpose
"The Regular" (fiction) in The Istanbul Review
"In Transit" (experimental fiction) in Stone Highway Review
"Order Up" for NPR's Three-minute Fiction Contest
"No Worries" in EDGE v6 (fiction/print)
"Monday" in Thrush (poetry)
"Getting There" in PANK (fiction)
"A Good Deed" in Independent Ink Magazine (fiction)
"A Glimpse" in Thumbnail Magazine (fiction)
"The Warning" at r.kv.r.y (fiction)
"Synchronicity" at Gargoyle (fiction)
"Charity" at Conium Review (fiction)
Exquisite Quartet Anthology
"A Good Meal" in Blue Five Notebook (poetry)
Columbus, Ohio at Narrative Magazine (essay)
"Absurd Hunger" and Interview at Connotation Press (fiction)
"Needy Kids" in Bluestem Magazine (fiction)
"Types of Circus" in fwriction : review (fiction)
"Encased" in Black Fox Literary Journal (fiction)
"The Driver" in The Criterion: An International Journal in English
"Ego" in Subliminal Interiors (poetry, 07/11)
"The Code" in Global Short Story Competition - 2011 May - Winning Story '(fiction 06/11)
"The Proposal" in Independent Ink Magazine (fiction 06/11)
"Anxiety is" in Pure Slush (essay 06/11)
Ramshackle Review (05/11 - prose poetry)
"On 'Friend'ship" in Pure Slush (essay 05/11)
"Disengaged" in Short Story America Anthology (hardcover, 2011)
"A Glimpse" (first printing) in Eclectic Flash (fiction/audio 05/11)
Used Furniture Review (04/11)
52|250 A Year of Flash/under wraps 03/11
52|250 A Year of Flash/to the core 03/11
"A Little Taste of Heaven" in BARTLEBY SNOPES (fiction 01/11 - Story of the Month!)
ANNALEMMA MAGAZINE (print/essay, 2010))
Best of 2010: Eclectic Flash (print/fiction)
Eclectic Flash (fiction, 2010)
Flashquake (nonfiction)
FOUNDLING REVIEW (fiction, 2010)
Gently Read Literature (review of "Between Panic and Desire" 2010)
San Antonio Current (flash, 2010)
"Levity" in METAZEN (fiction, 2010)
Midwest Literary Magazine (fiction, 2010)
Short Story America (fiction, 2010)
San Antonio Current (print/fiction, 2009)
"Relapse" in The Houston Literary Review (flash/prose poetry)
"Solitary Value" in Slow Trains (fiction, 2008)
"Animal Control" in Uno Kudo 3
Quiz & Quill (print/fiction, script)
SLAB (print/nonfiction, 2006)
Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers: Honorable Mention, 2009
Glimmer Train Fiction Open: Honorable Mention

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