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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, Nightmare, Fantasy, Split Lip, Passages North, Gulf Coast, Weird Horror, and elsewhere, and are forthcoming in Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy and We're Here: The Best Queer Speculative Fiction.

Ten is a graduate of Clarion West Writers Workshop and the University of Colorado Boulder's MFA program in Creative Writing. She has been a finalist for the Locus Award, WSFA Small Press Award, Witness Literary Award, and Master's Review Anthology Prize; longlisted for Best Horror and the Wigleaf Top 50; and nominated for Best Small Fictions, Best of the Net, and the Pushcart Prize.

Born in Moscow, she has lived most of her life in the U.S.

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