Jen Knox earned her MFA from Bennington's Writing Seminars. She works as a creative writing professor at San Antonio College. She served as Fiction Editor and Workshop Coordinator at Our Stories Literary Journal.
Jen is the author of Musical Chairs and To Begin Again. Some of her short stories and essays have been published or are forthcoming in Annalemma Magazine, Bananafish, Bartleby Snopes, Eclectic Flash, Flashquake, Foundling Review, Fwriction:Review, The Houston Literary Journal, LITSNACK, Metazen, Midwest Literary Magazine, Narrative Magazine, Pure Slush, Ramshackle Review, Short Story America, Slow Trains, SLAB, Superstition Review & Used Furniture Review. Her work has earned finalist status in Glimmer Train's 2008 Family Matters Competition and 2009 Fiction Open Contest. Her poetry has earned finalist status in New Letters 2010 Poetry Competition. She recently won Banafish Magazine's 2010 Short Story Competition. Jen lives in San Antonio, Texas. She is currently working on a novel.
I'm thirty. I have a MFA in Writing and Literature from Bennington College (see left: biting my lip, waiting for my name to be called). I got my first book… Continue
The repetition and awkwardness of the question evoked irritation, something like the metal scrape of a dentist's pick as it moves along the gum line.