Karen Outen’s fiction has appeared in Glimmer Train Stories, The North American Review, Essence magazine, and the anthologies Where Love is Found and Mother Knows: 24 Tales of Motherhood (both from Washington Square Press). Her essay “On Typing and Salvation” appeared in the anthology From Curlers to Chainsaws: Women and Their Machines (Michigan State Press, 2016). She is a 2018 recipient of the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers Award and has been a fellow at both the Institute for the Humanities at the University of Michigan and the Pew Fellowships in the Arts. In addition, she has received awards from both the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Maryland State Arts Council. She received an MFA from the University of Michigan, where she was awarded Hopwood Awards for graduate short fiction and for the novel. She is at work on a novel, Descending Everest.
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