Jen Grow’s debut collection, My Life as a Mermaid, was the winner of the 2012 Dzanc Books Short Story Collection Competition. She also received the 2016 Mary Sawyers Baker Prize for her work. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The Writer’s Chronicle, Other Voices, The Sun Magazine, Hunger Mountain, Hippocampus, About Place Journal and many others including the anthologies City Sages: Baltimore and Amid the Roar: An Anthology of Towson University Authors. She co-authored the book Seeking the Spirit (Morehouse Publishing, 2006) with Harry Brunett. She received a Rubys Award for the project “My Father’s House”; two Individual Artist Awards from the Maryland State Arts Council; and her stories have earned nominations for Best New American Voices and a Pushcart Prize. She lives in Baltimore.