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Kristina Ten writes about (im)migration, self-determination, queer longing, hyphenated identity, and the magical and monstrous in all of us. Her stories appear in Lightspeed, NightmareFantasySplit Lip, Passages North, Gulf Coast, Weird Horror, and elsewhere.

Kristina's work has been a finalist for the WSFA Small Press Award, Witness Literary Award, and Master's Review Anthology Prize; longlisted for the Wigleaf Top 50; and nominated for Best Small Fictions, Best of the Net, and the Pushcart Prize.

A graduate of Clarion West Writers Workshop, Kristina is a current MFA candidate at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she teaches creative writing and serves as prose editor of TIMBER.

She was born in Moscow and has lived most of her life in the U.S.

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