Penny Perkins holds an MFA in creative writing from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, NM. Her short story “Car Ride Through Corn Fields (1975)” was chosen by Manuel Muñoz as the winner of Beecher’s Magazine's 2014 Fiction Contest. Her short story “Gut Feelings” was a finalist for the Reynolds Price Prize in Fiction as a part of the 2015 International Literary Awards sponsored by the Center for Women Writers. Recent fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction have been published or are forthcoming in the Rocky Mountain Revival, Perversion Magazine, Fiction Fix, The Dulcet Review, The Pine Hills Review, Waxwing, The New Verse News, Entropy/Enclave, Beecher’s, and HOAX, as well as Memoirs of the Feminine Divine. She currently lives in northeast Florida and teaches writing at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville.