Selfie Interview | Cheyenne Autry

Originally from New Bern, NC, Cheyenne Autry is a fourth-year fiction student in the MFA program at the University of Arkansas. She likes long walks and short bios.

Eckleburg: What captures your interest most in your work, now, as a reader of your work?

Cheyenne Autry:

I love the strangeness of it. A lot of my writing has this strange or unreal element in it because I feel that those moments capture a feeling or reaction in a way that reality can’t. For me, actually losing one’s head from laughter does more justice to the situation and what Wife is feeling. 

Eckleburg: What are you working on now?

Cheyenne Autry:

I’m starting to put stories together for my thesis, and I have a few new stories in various stages. There’s a ghost story of sorts, and another about these kids living in an old motel. I’m also dabbling in flash fiction.

Eckleburg: Who and what are your artistic influences?

Cheyenne Autry:

Everything, I guess? Every person, book, picture, painting, experience, etc. are fair game for me when it comes to writing. This is a pretty lame answer, I know, but it’s hard for me to pick out these people or objects that influence my work because my mind automatically just goes to writers I like, but I don’t think being a fan equates to artistic influence. The work and experiences I don’t like probably influence me more than those I’m really jazzed about. 

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Cheyenne Autry
Originally from North Carolina, Cheyenne is a fourth-year fiction student in the MFA program at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. She holds a Bachelors of Arts in English and a minor in creative writing from North Carolina State University. Her work has been published in Forge Journal is forthcoming in SmokeLong Quarterly, and she has attended workshops with Kenyon Review and Tin House.