County: King County
Jennifer D. Munro is a writer whose stories and essays have appeared in 60 publications, including North American Review, Zyzzyva, Massachusetts Review, Harpur Palate, Boulevard, two volumes of Best American Erotica, five volumes of Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica, and The Bigger the Better the Tighter the Sweater: 21 Funny Women on Beauty and Body Image. Her published short fiction is collected in The Erotica Writer’s Husband & Other Stories. She has received grants and fellowships from Artist Trust, King County Arts Commission, Jack Straw, Fishtrap, and Hedgebrook. Jennifer served as a resident artist in the 2008 Jack Straw Writers Program.
Jennifer received 2003 GAP Award funding to defray living costs for a month while completing a memoir manuscript and preparing it for publication. Not Suitable for Children is a memoir-style collection of edgy personal essays—written with humor and honesty—about fertility issues, including miscarriage, infertility treatments, adoption, stillbirth, and the impact on a relationship. The book endeavors to portray that life can be funny and full despite the trials of pregnancy loss.” GAP Award funding will allow the author to re-draft rough versions of the essays to be included and “stitch the individual essays into a unified book.”