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Jen Grow

Jen Grow

Artist Work

My Life as a Mermaid
2015
literary

Artist Information

County
Baltimore County
Artistic Category

Literary Arts

Artist Bio

Jen Grow’s debut collection, My Life as a Mermaid, was winner of the 2012 Dzanc Books Short Story Collection Competition and the 2016 Mary Sawyers Baker Prize. Her short fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The Writer’s Chronicle, Other Voices, The Sun Magazine, The GSU Review, Hunger Mountain, Indiana Review and many others including the anthology City Sages: Baltimore (City Lit Press, 2010). She’s received a Rubys Award for the project "My Father's House" from the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance; two Individual Artist Awards from the Maryland State Arts Council; and her stories have earned nominations for Best New American Voices and a Pushcart Prize. She lives in Baltimore and can be reached at www.jengrow.com.