Tim Cummings

Fiction Writer, Creative Nonfiction Writer

Los Angeles, CA
California US

Author's Bio

Tim Cummings holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles and a BFA from New York University/Tisch School of the Arts. Recent publications include works in F(r)iction, Scare Street, Lunch Ticket, Meow Meow Pow Pow, From Whispers to Roars, and Critical Read, for which he won the "Origins" essay contest and also received a Pushcart Prize nomination for his essay, "You Have Changed Me Forever." A regular contributor at LA Review of Books (LARB), he writes features, reviews, and interviews. He runs several Writing Workshops per year (online and in-person), does Manuscript Consulting, and individual Writing Coaching. Tim is represented by literary agent Charlie Olsen at InkWell Management in NYC. His debut novel, ALICE THE CAT, will be published by Fitzroy Books (Regal House Publishing) in May of 2023.

Literary agent: 
Charlie Olsen of Inkwell Management

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Critical Read
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Night Terrors: Volume 11 (Scare Street, 2021)
Alice the Cat (Regal House Publishing, 2023)
Prizes won: 

Critical Read's 2019 ORIGINS Essay Contest; Pushcart Prize Nomination, 2019

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Madeleine L'Engle Toni Morrison Beth Nugent Ruth Chew Joyce Carol Oates Mary Doria Russell Francesca Lia Block Zora Neale Hurston Kate DiCamillo Elizabeth Acevedo Patrick Ness Colson Whitehead Jeff Zentner Richard Adams Richard Peck Philip Pullman Robert Olen Butler E.B. White James Baldwin Michael Cunningham Jack Gantos Gary Schmidt Haruki Murakami Kazuo Ishiguro Gabriel García Márquez,
What I'm reading now: 
Camper Girl by Glenn Erick Miller , Steering the Craft: Exercises and Discussions on Story Writing for the Lone Navigator or the Mutinous Crew by Ursula K. LeGuin, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor

More Information

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Identifies as: 
American, Irish, Irish American, Italian, Italian American, LGBTQ, White
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Born in: 
Port Jefferson
Raised in: 
Port Jefferson
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Last update: Nov 03, 2022