Kristen Havens is a writer living in Los Angeles. Her fiction and poems have appeared in journals including PANK, Atticus Review, Monkeybicycle, Necessary Fiction, Bending Genres, and Slipstream. She has been a Finalist for the Stephen Dunn Poetry Prize and the Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize and was nominated for the Robert J. Dau Short Fiction Prize for Emerging Writers. A former marketer for a small press and reader for CRAFT literary magazine, she works as a freelance developmental editor and copywriter. She is currently writing a novel.
- "Aftershocks" appeared in Atticus Review (May 5, 2020).
- "A Good Sturdy Car for a Young Woman on the Go," published in Monkeybicycle in February 2020, was assigned reading for Into to Creative Writing at Miami University (Spring 2020) and is nominated for inclusion in Best Small Fictions 2021.
- "Skin Tag," first published in Bending Genres in April 2019, appeared in the Bending Genres Anthology, 2019-2020.