Beth Kanell

Fiction Writer

Saint Johnsbury, VT
Vermont US

Author's Bio

Beth Kanell lives in northeastern Vermont among rivers, rocks, and a lot of writers. Her poems seek comfortable seats in small well-lit places, most recently including Lilith Magazine, The Post-Grad Journal, Does It Have Pockets?, Anti-Heroin Chic, Ritualwell, Persimmon Tree, Northwind Treasury, and Rise Up Review. Find her memoirs on Medium, and her reviews at the New York Journal of Books and Historical Novels Review. She also writes award-winning feature articles, short stories, and novels, recently This Ardent Flame and The Long Shadow (SPUR Award winner).

Publications & Prizes

The Long Shadow (Five Star Publishing, 2018)
Cold Midnight (Brigantine Media, 2012)
The Secret Room (Brigantine Media, 2012)
The Darkness Under the Water (Candlewick Press, 2008)
Prizes won: 

2024 Steve Kowit Poetry Prize first runner-up. Raw Earth Ink honorable mention.  SPUR Award in frontier fiction. “Break the Bechdel With Strong Female Characters Syndicate” Feb. 2019 pick.

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What I'm reading now: 
Sukun by Kazim Ali, Lilith by Eric Rickstad, The Searchers by Tana French

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Last update: Jan 24, 2024