Awards & Short bio

M. M. De Voe writes internationally-acclaimed speculative literary fiction and poetry. She is also the founder of the literary nonprofit Pen Parentis, and the author of the fun instructional memoir, Book & Baby, which won first place in writing/publishing at the 2021 Indie Awards. She lives in Manhattan where she spends her days reveling in irony.

M. M. De Voe has won awards, mention, or been shortlisted for the following awards:

Additionally her fiction has been nominated for four Pushcart Prizes, as well as Best of the Net and Best of the Web short fiction prizes.

She won the inaugural Regina Russo Outstanding Recent Graduate Award from the University of Notre Dame of Maryland in June 1999, and won Sigma Tau Delta's Alpha-Alpha chapter's inaugural Distinguished Alumnae Award in 2014. 

De Voe is also the recipient of the following fellowships and grants:

  • 2020 Creative Engagement Grant (for Pen Parentis Literary Salons

  • 2019 NYSCA Literature Grant (for Pen Parentis Literary Salons

  • 2017 Creative Engagement Grant (for Pen Parentis Literary Salons

  • 2012 The Fund for Creative Communities (for her work with Pen Parentis)

  • 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Manhattan Community Arts Fund Grant (for her work with Pen Parentis)

  • Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation Grants for Gay-Positive Historical Fiction 

  • Fiction Fellowship: Summer Literary Seminars, St. Petersburg, Russia

  • Writing Fellow: Columbia University