About Myna

Myna writes flash and micro in a variety of genres. Her work has been selected for Flash Fiction America (W.W. Norton), Best Small Fictions, Best Indie Speculative Fiction, Fractured LitX-R-A-Y, The Citron Review, and others. She is the winner of the 2020 Lascaux Prize in Creative Nonfiction, as well as the 52nd New Millennium Award for Flash Fiction. Her work has been longlisted for the Wigleaf Top 50, and nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best Microfiction.

Myna interviews authors and reads for several publications, volunteers with her local Arts & Humanities Council, judges flash and short story competitions, and hosts the Electric Sheep speculative fiction discussion group.

A few highlights:

The Stubbornness of Bodies

  • Originally published in Barren Magazine.

An Alternate Theory Regarding Natural Disasters, as Posited by the Teenage Girls of Clove County, Kansas

  • Selected for Flash Fiction America (W.W. Norton2023). Winner of the New Millennium Award for Flash Fiction, as well as the Women on Writing Flash Fiction contest. Originally published in Bending Genres.

The Potential of Radio and Rain

  • Originally published in New World Writing. Longlisted for the Wigleaf Top 50.

Playground Doctrine

  • Winner of the Lascaux Prize for Creative Nonfiction. Originally published in Atlas and Alice, and reprinted in Pink Panther.