Katie Cortese

Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer

Author's Bio

Katie Cortese is the author of Girl Power and Other Short-Short Stories (ELJ Publications, 2015). Her stories and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in such journals as Blackbird, Gulf Coast, Wigleaf, The Baltimore Review, and elsewhere, including the Rose Metal Press anthology, Family Resemblance: An Anthology and Exploration of 8 Hybrid Literary Genres. She holds a PhD from Florida State University and an MFA from Arizona State University. The former editor-in-chief of The Southeast Review, she now serves as the fiction editor for Iron Horse Literary Review, and lives in Lubbock, Texas, where she teaches in the creative writing program at Texas Tech University.

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Sport Literate


Girl Power and Other Short-Short Stories (ELJ Publications, 2015)
Prizes won: 

- Wigleaf’s 2015 Top Fifty
- First Place, Seven Hills Review’s 2011 Flash Fiction Contest
- Third Prize, Narrative magazine’s 2011 Story Contest
- First Place, 2011 River Styx Schlafly Beer Micro-Fiction

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Loving Day by Mat Johnson, Gold Fame Citrus by Claire Vaye Watkins, Discount by Casey Gray, The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi, Gog by Brandi George

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Pocasset, MA
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Last update: Mar 10, 2016