Lenore Myka is the author of King of the Gypsies: Stories (BkMk Press), the winner of the 2014 G.S. Sharat Chandra Prize for Short Fiction and the Peace Corps Writers Prize, and a finalist for the Chautauqua Prize and the ForeWord Reviews Prize. A recipient of a 2016 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship, Lenore's fiction has been selected as distinguished by The Best American Short Stories and The Best American Non-Required Reading series. Her award-winning work has appeared in New England Review, Iowa Review, Massachusetts Review, West Branch, and Alaska Quarterly Review, among others. She has received fellowships from the Hawthornden International Writer's Retreat and Writers in Paradise at Eckerd College.
Lenore has taught writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston University, Lesley University, the Ringling College of Art & Design, and the University of Tampa, and served as Writer in Residence at New College of South Florida. In addition to working with individuals on their creative projects, she works as an editor for businesses and organizations around the country, including ArtsEmerson and the University of Texas at Austin. She received her MFA in Fiction from Warren Wilson College and an MA from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University.
She served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Romania and currently lives in St. Petersburg, Florida.