Kathryn Kulpa

Fiction Writer

Providence, RI 02885

Author's Bio

Kathryn Kulpa writes short stories, flash fiction, and prose poetry. Her flash fiction collection Cooking Tips for the Demon-Haunted is forthcoming from New Rivers Press (2023). She was a winner of the Vella Chapbook Contest for Girls on Film, published by Paper Nautilus Press, and she received the 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 the  Best Microfiction series.

Kathryn has published short fiction in Five South, Florida Review, HAD, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Monkeybicycle, Smokelong Quarterly, Superstition Review, Wigleaf, and many other journals. She is a flash fiction editor at Cleaver magazine and has taught writing workshops online through Cleaver, the International Women's Writing Guild (IWWG), and Truro Center for the Arts and in person at Writespace, University of Rhode Island, and Stonecoast Writers Conference. She was a visiting writer at Wheaton College in Norton, MA and Writers-in-the-Schools, Rhode Island. 

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)
Cooking Tips for the Demon-Haunted (New Rivers Press, 2023)
100 Word Story
Artful Dodge
Asimov's Sci-Fi Magazine
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Camroc Press Review
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Cezanne's Carrot
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Foliate Oak
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Ghost Parachute
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Jellyfish Review
KYSO Flash
Madison Review
Margin: Exploring Magic Realism
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NANO Fiction
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: 

New Rivers Press Chapbook Contest, first prize for Cooking Tips for the Demon-Haunted, 2023 ;

Gold Line Press Chapbook Contest finalist, 2023 ;

Bath Flash Fiction Prize: Longlisted for "Passerine," 2022 ;

Wigleaf Top 50: 2022 longlist for "A Brief Catalog of Venial Sins," originally published in Pithead Chapel ;

Flash Fiction Magazine, first prize for "Exterminating Angel," 2022 ; second prize for "How I Learned to Read," 2021 ;

Best Microfiction, 2020, 2021, 2022 ;

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

More Information

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Adults, Teenagers
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Born in: 
Providence, RI
Rhode Island
Raised in: 
Somerset, MA
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Last update: Apr 05, 2023