Paula Whyman’s stories have been selected for anthologies including Writes of Passage: Coming-of-Age Stories and Memoirs from The Hudson Review, and literary journals including The Gettysburg Review, Gargoyle, and Delmarva Review. Her humor essays have appeared in The Washington Post and Bethesda Magazine, her commentary has been broadcast on NPR, and her eclectic interviews can be found in The Rumpus. Paula’s work has been supported by grants from the Maryland State Arts Council and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, and fellowships from The MacDowell Colony, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA), and Yaddo. She’s a graduate of The American University’s MFA program where she received the Myra Sklarew Award. Paula was born in Washington, DC, grew up nearby, and still lives in the area. She’s working on a collection of linked short stories set right here in town yet shockingly unrelated to politics.