Keely Shinners (b. 1996) is a writer from Fox Lake, Illinois. 


Keely's fiction has appeared in the anthology super/natural,

The Sun, and  Inter-Magazine. Their essays have appeared in journals such as James Baldwin Review and Safundi, as well as the publications ArtThrob, Mask, Flaunt, Full Stop, and Autre.


They were a finalist in the Winter Tangerine Awards, a recipient of the Manchester University Graduate Student Essay Award, and the winner of the Ruth George Poetry Prize.

Keely's first novel, How To Build a Home for the End of the World, is forthcoming from Perennial Press.

They are based in Cape Town, South Africa. 

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