Mika Taylor was a Carol Houck Smith Fiction Fellow at the University of Wisconsin and earned an MFA in fiction from the University of Arizona.

Her work is supported by residency awards from the Ucross Foundation, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Ragdale Foundation, I Park, and the Vermont Studio Center. She’s received scholarships to the Sewanee Writers Conference and Wesleyan Writers Conference, an Artistic Excellence Grant from the State of Connecticut Commission for the Arts, as well as grants from the University of Arizona, University of Wisconsin, and Eastern Connecticut State University.

Her stories and essays have appeared in Granta, Tin House, The Kenyon Review, The Southern Review, Guernica, Ninth Letter, Diagram, and others.

She lives in Mansfield, Connecticut and is currently working on her first novel and a collection of short stories.