The latest updates.
I offer some advice to writers on The Story Prize blog. You can read my post here.
My story, “When the Female Students of Mount Washington High School Didn’t Want to Go on the Tour of the White House,” a response to Francesca Woodman’s photograph, was part of the NY Times’ Instagram project pairing writers with eerie images. You can read the stories here.
Electric Literature features my story, “The New Order,” from my forthcoming collection, on the Recommended Reading site today, with a generous intro from Molly Antopol. You can read the story here.
My story, “The Elevator,” which appeared in The New Order, is published in Guernica magazine. You can read the story here.
“Karen E. Bender’s new story collection is steeped in the present political moment, with an eye to our future. Our cultural corrosion—especially our denial of sexual assault and gun violence—impacts Bender’s female narrators in quiet, resounding ways.” You can read the full review from the Arkansas International Journal here.
My story, “The Pilot’s Instructions” appears in the October 2018 issue of The Yale Review. The story is part of my new collection, The New Order. You can read the story here.
“Supremely crafted short fictions”–O magazine includes The New Order on a list of 10 New Books to be Thankful for in November. You can see the review here.
“With literary virtuosity, psychological authenticity, and breath-catching insight, Bender dramatizes gripping personal dilemmas compounded by a new order of social tyranny.” Booklist gives The New Order a starred review! You can read the full review here.