Kathryn Kulpa

Fiction Writer

Providence, RI 02885

Author's Bio

Kathryn Kulpa writes short stories, flash fiction, and prose poetry. She was a winner of the Vella Chapbook Contest for her flash fiction chapbook Girls on Film, published by Paper Nautilus Press, and she received the Mid-List Press First Series Award for her short story collection Pleasant Drugs (Mid-List Press). She is also the author of Who’s the Skirt?, a micro-chapbook, and has been featured in several anthologies, including Best Microfiction 2020.

Kathryn has published short fiction in Women's Studies Quarterly, Florida Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Monkeybicycle, Saranac Review, Smokelong Quarterly, Superstition Review, and many other journals. She is a flash fiction editor at Cleaver magazine and formerly served as an editor of Newport Review, Pif and Merlyn’s Pen, a journal of writing by teens. She has taught writing at Truro Center for the Arts, Writespace, University of Rhode Island, and Stonecoast Writers Conference and was a visiting writer at Wheaton College and Writers-in-the-Schools, Rhode Island. 

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Publications & Prizes

The Great Gatsby Anthology (Silver Birch Press, 2015)
Regrets Only: Contemporary Poets on the Theme of Regret (Little Pear Press, 2006)
In Our Own Words: A Generation Defining Itself (MW Enterprises, 2005)
Sundays at Sarah's: An Anthology of Women's Writing (Little Pear Press, 2003)
Alphabet Faucet: Pocket Prose (Bottom Dog Press, 2000)
Best Microfiction 2020 (Pelekinesis, 2020)
Girls on Film (Paper Nautilus, 2016)
It All Changed in an Instant: More Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous & Obscure (Harper Perennial, 2010)
Pleasant Drugs : Stories (Midlist Press, 2005)
100 Word Story
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Asimov's Sci-Fi Magazine
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Camroc Press Review
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Jellyfish Review
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Madison Review
Margin: Exploring Magic Realism
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New Renaissance
Newport Review
Okay Donkey
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Quality Women's Fiction
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The Northville Review
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Women's Studies Quarterly
Prizes won: 

Best Microfiction, 2020 ; 

Lascaux Prize in Flash Fiction, 2019 Finalist ;

Vella Chapbook Contest, for Girls on Film (Paper Nautilus, 2016) ; 

First Series Award in Short Fiction, for Pleasant Drugs (Mid-List Press, 2005) ; 

101 Words, Issue 23 Contest Winner ; 

New Millennium Writings Fiction Contest Finalist ; 

the new renaissance Louise E. Reynolds Memorial Fiction Award ; 

Florida Review Editors' Award ; 

Massachusetts Cultural Council Finalist


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Adults, Teenagers
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Providence, RI
Rhode Island
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Somerset, MA
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Last update: Jun 26, 2020