Whitney’s forthcoming story collection, BIG BAD, winner of the 2019 Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction, will be published by Sarabande Books in 2021. Her story, “The Entertainer,” won a 2020 Pushcart Prize and will appear in PUSHCART PRIZE XLIV: BEST OF THE SMALL PRESSES. Her flash horror story, “The Owner,” is forthcoming in Catapult’s TINY NIGHTMARES anthology.
Whitney’s fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in: The Chattahoochee Review, Ninth Letter, The Southeast Review, Grist, The Pinch, Lumina, Raleigh Review, The Laurel Review, Moon City Review, and Quarter After Eight, among others.
Her stories have earned additional nods, including: Pushcart Prize nominations for “Daddy-o,” and “The Pupil,” a PEN/Robert J. Dau Prize nomination for "Daddy-o," an Honorable Mention from Glimmer Train for "The Nest," and Editor's Choice from The Gateway Review for "Big Bad." Her story, “Script,” was a semifinalist for American Short Fiction’s 2019 The American Short(er) Fiction Prize.
Whitney's nonfiction can be found on various sites, such as: Salon, Huffington Post, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, The Weeklings, where she served as a contributing editor, and The Big Jewel, where she sat on the editorial board. She previously worked as a book reviewer for Barnes and Noble's B&N Reads. Whitney holds an MFA in Fiction from Spalding University and lives in Kentucky.