Karlyn Coleman was awarded a 2013 Minnesota Emerging Writers' Grant. Her stories have been published in or on Paper Darts, McSweeney's, Canvas, and Revolver. Her story, "Ice Roads" was awarded first place in fiction and published in Crab Orchard Review.
She was a participant in the 2009-2010 and 2014-2015 Loft Mentor Series. She has a picture book forthcoming in fall 2017.
Karlyn lives in Minneapolis with her husband, two boys, and a dog named Happy.