About Me

 

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I like to think of myself as a literary organizer; I build community around books. I am publicist at Dottir Press, the Pacific Northwest editor for Joyland, and sit on the Advisory Board for the Mineral School artist’s residency. My debut short story collection, Siblings and Other Disappointments, is available now. My fiction has appeared in Esquire Russia, Joyland, KGB Bar Lit Mag, Portland Review, Tin House, tNY.Press, and Vol. 1 Brooklyn. My nonfiction has appeared in Bustle, Crab Creek Review, DAME, Largehearted Boy, Literary Hub, The Millions, and The Washington Post. My work has received support from the Montez Press summer residency at Mathew Gallery and been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

For my briefer writerly ramblings, follow me on Twitter @KaitGetsLit.

Happy reading.

14 thoughts on “About Me”

  1. Dear Kait,

    I want to first start by saying you writing is wonderful and you are very talented.

    Your father and I worked together few years ago at Mike Olson and he send me a link to this article.

    I decided to contact you as I have a friend that has been after me for the last week or so trying to get me to write a screen play for a story she wishes to tell. She has been a follower of my blog and is misguided in her belief I have talent as a writer. Hence has made quantum leep in to believing I could indeed write a screen play.

    As it is something I have never even comtemplated in my life, I would not even know where to begin. I will not take her money under the pretence that I could learn.

    I thought that with you formal education in this area perhaps you would be interested in such a project.

    You will get my email address from this post you can let me know if you are at all interested.

    Keep up the great writing.

    with best wishes,

    Bob

  2. Hi Kait

    Thanks for following ‘A New Writers Life and Times’. I look forward to reading more of your posts and hope you get a chance to read some of mine as well. It would be awsome to get some feedback from a true writer. Have great day and thanks again.

    Happy Writing

    Glenn

      1. You’re welcome. Your site is a nice wind of change–WOW that sounds cheesy–yet it is true. I think you have a unique way of ‘looking’ at life–keep it up.

    1. Thanks! My hope is to help build community for writers, so I welcome and appreciate new readers.

  3. I’m so glad I found your blog! I’m just getting into the publishing industry and I cannot wait to be able to contribute to the written word. I’m looking forward to reading more of your great writing!

    Keep it up.

    Katie.

    1. Katie,

      Welcome to NYC and to publishing! I can’t say whether my blog will be a good guide to this crazy island, but at the very least, I hope to make people laugh and give them a glimpse into what it’s like living here as a writer/publishing professional.

      Yours,
      Kait

  4. YA novels for girls with an eye toward loftier goals than finding a boyfriend? Oh my. What a (great, fantastic, long-overdue!!) prospect.

    I think I like your style Kait. Looking forward to more of what you have out here…

    1. Thank you so much for following me, and for all the kind words. I’m currently in the planning stages for book three in the YA trilogy. I’m sure there will be plenty of discussion about it here. Stay tuned!

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