M.M. Kaufman

Fiction Writer

Augusta, GA
Georgia US

Author's Bio

M.M. Kaufman is a fiction writer based in Georgia. She is a Fulbright Scholar and earned an MFA in the University of New Orleans’ Creative Writing Workshop. She is currently the Managing Editor at Rejection Letters, a Contributing Editor at No Contact Magazine, and works on the team for Micro Podcast. Her fiction is published with The Normal School, Hobart, Metonym Journal, Sundog Lit,, Daily Drunk Mag, (mac)ro(mic), HAD, Olney Magazine, the Miller Aud-cast, Pine Hills Review, and elsewhere. Find her on Twitter @mm_kaufman and on her website mmkaufman.com.

Publications & Prizes

365 Tomorrows
Daily Drunk
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Memoir Mixtapes
Metonym Literary Journal
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Olney Magazine
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Slush Pile Magazine
Sundog Lit
Tuck Magazine
Prizes won: 

2021 Miller Audio Prize Finalist featured on The Aud-Cast by The Missouri Review, a recording of “Clarity” originally published in Hobart.

Debut novel manuscript was shortlisted for Uncharted Magazine‘s 2022 SciFi/Fantasy First Chapter Contest.

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Tom Robbins, Alice Munro, Haruki Murakami, Lauren Groff, Aimee Bender, Ling Ma, Gabrielle Zevin, Emily St. John Mendel, James S.A. Corey, Nicole Krauss, John LeCarré, Gillian Flynn, Frank Herbert, Sequoia Nagamatsu, Jesmyn Ward, Maurice Carlos Ruffin, Agatha Christie, Douglas Adams, N.K. Jemisin, Jeff VanderMeer, Naomi Alderman, John Steinbeck, Kelly Link, Rachel Yoder, Ada Calhoun, Megan Abbott, Caitlin Doughty, Matt Haig, Quan Barry, Sayaka Murata, Jane Austen, Yoko Ogawa, Carl Sagan, Isabel Allende, Donna Tartt, Madeline Miller, George Saunders, Michael Cumming, Anthony Doerr, Anne Lamott, Shirley Jackson, Alexander Chee, Ray Bradbury, Danzy Senna, Kiese Laymon, Ann Patchett, José Saramago, Barry Hannah, William Faulkner, Zora Neale Hurston, James Baldwin, Wole Soyinka, Adrienne Rich, Lev Grossman, Margaret Atwood, Alice Walker, Octavia Butler, Edwidge Danticat, and Kazuo Ishiguro.

More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Mental Health, Women
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Born in: 
Santa Cruz, CA
Raised in: 
Augusta, GA
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Last update: Aug 13, 2023