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Mika Taylor was the 2015-2016 Carol Houck Smith Fiction Fellow at the University of Wisconsin and earned an MFA in fiction from the University of Arizona. Her work has been supported by numerous grants and residency awards including the Ucross Foundation, Atlantic Center for the Arts, the Wesleyan Writers Conference, and the Vermont Studio Center. She received a 2019 Artistic Excellence Grant from the State of Connecticut Commission for the Arts and a 2021 development grant from Eastern CT State University. Recently, she is the winner of Columbia Journal’s Spring Fiction Contest and a 2019 Tennessee Williams Scholar at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. Her stories and essays have appeared in Granta, Tin House, Ninth Letter, The Kenyon Review, The Southern Review, Guernica, Diagram, and others.

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

Represented by Jenni Ferrari-Adler, Union Literary