Paula Whyman's fiction is forthcoming in Virginia Quarterly Review, The Southampton Review, and Gargoyle. Her stories have appeared in anthologies including Writes of Passage: Coming-of-Age Stories and Memoirs from The Hudson Review and Virgin Fiction, and journals including The Gettysburg Review, The Hudson Review, North Dakota Quarterly, Schaum, Delmarva Review, and Gargoyle. Her work has been supported by fellowships from The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and the VCCA, as well as grants from the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County and the Maryland State Arts Council. She was recently awarded a residency at The Studios of Key West. A story of hers from The Gettysburg Review was nominated for the Pushcart Prize.
She has written humorous essays for The Washington Post and has done interviews for The Rumpus and commentary for NPR. She has also been a visiting writer through the Pen/Faulkner Foundation's writers-in-schools program in Washington, DC, and The Hudson Review's similar program in Harlem, NY. As a result, her fiction is part of the curriculum at The Young Women's Leadership School in Harlem. Paula lives in Maryland, where she's working on a collection of linked short stories and a novel.
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