DW McKinney pens a column, 3 PANELS, at CNMN Magazine and serves as the Senior Nonfiction Columns Editor for Raising Mothers. She is also an Associate Series Editor for wigleaf (Top 50). She was a finalist in the 2020 Remember in November Contest in Creative Nonfiction by Hippocampus Magazine. Nominated for Best American Essays and the Pushcart Prize, her other honors include the “My Time” Fellowship with The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow, the Shenandoah Fellowship for BIPOC Editors, a residency with The New Southern Fugitives, and a scholarship from The Hellebore Press, in addition to other awards and nominations. She is also a former editor with The Tishman Review and Linden Avenue Literary Journal.
McKinney’s writing has been featured in Narratively, JMWW Journal, Los Angeles Review of Books, [PANK], HelloGiggles, and Elite Daily, among others. 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. She now lives in Las Vegas, Nevada.