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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 McSweeney's, Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy, We're Here: The Best Queer Speculative Fiction, Lightspeed, Nightmare, Uncanny, Weird Horror, and elsewhere. Along with winning the inaugural McSweeney's Stephen Dixon Award for Short Fiction, she has been a finalist for the Locus Award, WSFA Small Press Award, Witness Literary Award, and Masters Review Anthology Prize; 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 University of Colorado Boulder's MFA program in creative writing. Born in Moscow, she has lived most of her life in the U.S.
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