Karen Bovenmyer

Writer, Editor, and Teacher in Ames, Iowa

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Karen Bovenmyer teaches novel structure and speculative literature. She is also Assistant Editor, Nonfiction for Mothership Zeta Magazine.

Her scifi, fantasy, and horror stories and poems have appeared in Abyss & Apex, Bonnie Stufflebeam's Art & Words Show, Bosley Gravel's Cavalcade of Terror, Crossed Genres, Devilfish Review, Eye to the Telescope, Evil Girlfriend Media Shorts, Festival Writer, Folk Horror Revival's Corpse Roads, Gallery of Curiosities, Luna Station Quarterly, Meercat Press's My Cruel Invention, Mocha Memoirs' Dark Brew: Women in Horror, Paul Genesse's Crimson Pact, Pop Fic Review, Queer Science Fiction's Discovery, The Rose Red Review, The Skinny Poetry Journal, Stonecoast Review, The Were-Traveler, ZingaraPoet, and are forthcoming in Daily Nightmare's Quick Shivers from the Midwest, Johnny M. Tucker Jr.'s Love Poems, Parsec Ink's Triangulation: Beneath the Surface, Pseudopod and Strange Horizons Magazine.

  • Work
    • Iowa State University
  • Education
    • University of Southern Maine Stonecoast MFA