Louise Blum

Fiction Writer

352 East 2nd Street
Corning, NY 14830
Phone: 
607-346-4361
Twitter: 

Author's Bio

I am a novelist, short story writer, essayist & kayaker currently working on a YA novel called about the ruinous effects of fracking on a small town in rural PA. I recently left a job teaching LGBT lit, protest lit, graphic novel, disaster lit, YA dystopian lit, & fiction writing to first generation college students at a small & severely resource-deprived state university in the not-very-education-friendly region of north central PA and now write full-time. I live in Corning, NY and have given readings & taught workshops across the country. My work has been nominated for a Pushcart & I’ve received residencies at the MacDowell Colony, the Millay Colony, & at Norcroft.

Literary agent: 
Steven Chudney

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
Pillow Talk (Alyson Publications, 1998)
,
Breaking Up Is Hard to Do (Crossing Press, 1994)
,
Love's Shadow: Writings by Women (Crossing Press, 1993)
,
Lovers: Stories by Women (Crossing Press, 1992)
Book:
Amnesty (Alyson Publications, 1995)
Journals:
13th Moon
, ,
Common Lives/Lesbian Lives
, ,
Harrington Lesbian Fiction Quarterly
,
Journal of Lesbian Studies
, , ,
The Chronicle of Higher Education
,
West
Prizes won: 

My memoir, YOU’RE NOT FROM AROUND HERE, ARE YOU?, was named an Honor Book by the LGBT Round Table of the ALA, and my first novel, AMNESTY, was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in Best Lesbian Fiction. My story "Killing My Father's Cat" (Cream City Review) was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
LGBTQ
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Painesville, OH
Ohio
Raised in: 
Chardon, OH
Ohio
Please note: All information in the Directory is provided by the listed writers or their representatives.
Last update: Jun 21, 2019