Anthony Otten lives and writes in Kentucky. His fiction and essays have been published in Jabberwock Review, Valparaiso Fiction Review, Wind, Still: The Journal, Hot Metal Bridge, and Coal Hill Review. His story "The Vigil" won the Write Prize for Fiction from the journal Able Muse.
Usually set in the South, his fiction branches into themes of race, religion, family, history, and poverty. He works in admissions at a liberal arts college, where his joy is seeing students boldly pursue their studies in the arts and humanities.