Ms. Carmen Machado

Pennsylvania, United States

Member Since: 09/02/2012

Carmen Maria Machado is a fiction writer, critic, and essayist whose work has appeared in The New YorkerGrantaThe Paris ReviewAGNI, NPR, The American ReaderLos Angeles Review of Books,VICE, and elsewhere. Her stories have been reprinted or are forthcoming in several anthologies, including Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy 2015, Year’s Best Weird Fiction, and Best Women’s Erotica.

She has been the recipient of the Richard Yates Short Story Prize, a Millay Colony for the Arts residency, the CINTAS Foundation Fellowship in Creative Writing, and a Michener-Copernicus Fellowship, and nominated for a Nebula Award and the Shirley Jackson Award. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the Clarion Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers’ Workshop, and lives in Philadelphia with her partner.


Twitter Username: @carmenmmachado


  • "O Adjunct, My Adjunct!" , The New Yorker (March 25, 2015)
  • "The Husband Stitch" , Granta (October 27, 2014)


  • Master of Fine Arts in Fiction from Iowa Writers' Workshop (May 2012)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Children's literature