DW McKinney is a Black American neurodivergent writer and editor. Her writing is featured in the anthology I’m Speaking Now (Chicken Soup for the Soul, 2021), Romper, Elite Daily, Los Angeles Review of Books, Narratively, jmww, Mom Egg Review, and [PANK], among others.
Nominated for Best American Essays, Best Small Fictions, and the Pushcart Prize, her other honors include the “My Time” Fellowship with The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow, the inaugural Shenandoah Fellowship for BIPOC Editors, and a fiction residency with The New Southern Fugitives, in addition to other awards and nominations. She was also a finalist in 2022 Curt Johnson Prose Award (december magazine) and the 2020 Remember in November Contest in Creative Nonfiction (Hippocampus Magazine).
She serves as a nonfiction editor for Shenandoah and Editor-at-Large for Raising Mothers, where she has founded and is the current instructor for We Are The House: A Virtual Residency for Emerging Writers. Born in California, she earned a bachelor’s in Biology from Dominican University of California and a master of arts in Anthropology from Texas State University.