Jen Michalski is author of the novel The Tide King, winner of the 2012 Big Moose Prize, the short story collections From Here and Close Encounters, and the novella collection Could You Be With Her Now. Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. She is the founding editor of the literary quarterly jmww, a co-host of The 510 Readings and the biannual Lit Show, and interviews writers at The Nervous Breakdown. She also is the editor of the anthology City Sages: Baltimore, which Baltimore Magazine called a "Best of Baltimore" in 2010. She lives in Baltimore, MD. She tweets at https://twitter.com/MichalskiJen.
Here is a nice article about the Baltimore Literary Scene in the Utne Reader. It mentions the 510 Readings, which I co-organize with Michael Kimball, the ie readings, Smile Hon, You’re in Baltimore, Baltimore IsReads, and Publishing Genius, among others.
Here is the link for my short story workshop in January at the Creative Alliance. All levels of writers are welcome, as my emphasis is on the workshop environment. However, we’ll also write short prompts, discuss how short stories work, where to submit them, etc. Hope to see you there!