Jennifer Pullen

MFA Alumni Bio

Jennifer Pullen bio feature

Jennifer Pullen graduated from EWU in 2012 with an MFA in Fiction, and went on to earn her PhD in Creative Writing at Ohio University. She is currently an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Ohio Northern University.  Her fiction and poetry have appeared in a number of journals and anthologies including: Going Down Swinging (AU), CleaverPhantom Drift Limited, Clockhouse, Prick of the SpindleGravelOff the Coast, and Behind the Mask: Superhero Anthology (Meerkat Press).  She grew up in Eastern Washington, 45 minutes north of Spokane, and will forever associate summer with the smell of baking evergreen needles. She currently lives in Ohio with her husband and a very large and demanding orange tabby cat. She has a craft text and anthology coming out from Bloomsbury Academic, called Writing Fantasy Fiction: A Writer’s Guide and Anthology in Jan 2024. 

Here’s what Jennifer had to say about Eastern’s MFA program:

“EWU prepared me wonderfully for my PhD at Ohio University, one of the oldest and best creative writing PhD programs in the country, and I got a tenure track job right out of that program, and I know I couldn’t have done it without my foundation from EWU. Working at Willow Springs while at EWU also helped prepare me to advise a national student literary magazine, which is a major part of my job.”

Check our Jennifer’s work via the links above, and read her story “Once Upon a Bed Time Dreary” in Defenestration.