Dr. Jen Fawkes

Arkansas, United States

Member Since: 08/22/2012

Jen Fawkes is the author of Mannequin and Wife (LSU Press), named one of Largehearted Boy's Favorite Story Collections of 2020, and Tales the Devil Told Me (October 2021), winner of the 2020 Press 53 Award for Short Fiction. Her work has appeared in One Story, Lit Hub, Crazyhorse, The Iowa Review, The Rumpus, Best Small Fictions 2020, and many other venues. Her fiction has won numerous prizes, from The Pinch, Salamander, Washington Square Review, and others. She lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, with her husband and several imaginary friends.


Website: jenfawkes.com

Twitter Username: @fawkesontherun


  • Tales the Devil Told Me , Press 53 (October 5, 2021)
  • Mannequin and Wife: Stories , LSU Press (September 2, 2020)


  • Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Columbia University (May 1996)
  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Hollins University (May 2010)
  • Doctoral Degree in English Literature and Creative Writing from University of Cincinnati (August 2018)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Playwriting, Screenwriting