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Kristina Ten writes about (im)migration, hyphenated identity, unruly women, gendered labor, and the magical and monstrous in all of us. Her stories appear in McSweeney's, Best American Science Fiction and FantasyWe're Here: The Best Queer Speculative Fiction, Lightspeed, Nightmare, Uncanny, and elsewhere. Along with winning the inaugural McSweeney's Stephen Dixon Award for Short Fiction, she has been a finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award, Locus Award, WSFA Small Press Award, Porter House Review Editor's Prize, and Witness Literary Award; longlisted for Best Horror of the Year and the Wigleaf Top 50; and nominated for Best Small Fictions, Best of the Net, and the Pushcart Prize.

Ten is a graduate of Clarion West Writers Workshop and the MFA program in fiction at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she also taught creative writing. Born in Moscow, she has lived most of her life in the U.S.

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