Karen Heuler’s stories have appeared in over one hundred literary and speculative magazines and anthologies, from Conjunctions to Clarkesworld to Weird Tales, as well as a number of Best Of anthologies. She has published five novels and four story collections with university and small presses, and her collection The Inner City was included in Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2013 list. Her latest collection, The Clockworm, was just published by Tartarus Books and has received a Publishers Weekly starred review—yay!. She has received an O. Henry award and been shortlisted for a Pushcart Prize, the Iowa Short Fiction Award, the Bellwether Award, and the Shirley Jackson Award for Short Fiction.

Her stories and books often feature women facing strange circumstances on this world and others. Find her at karenheuler.com, befriend her at /karenheuler on FB, or follow her on Twitter (@karenheuler), which she neglects shamefully. She lives in New York City with a large dog and two codependent cats.