Tom Gartner

Fiction Writer

Author's Bio


Tom Gartner received a BA in English/Creative Writing from the University of California Santa Cruz.  His fiction and poetry have appeared in numerous journals, including Whetstone, California Quarterly, The Madison Review, Twelve Winters, and Valparaiso Review.  One story was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.   He lives in California, just north of the Golden Gate, and works as a buyer for an independent bookstore in San Francisco. 


Publications & Prizes

Across the Margin
Aethlon: The Journal of Sport Literature
Barnabe Mountain Review
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Duckabush Journal
Eureka Literary Magazine
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Levee Magazine
Loch Raven Review
Madison Review
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New Limestone Review
Shotgun Honey
The Blotter
The Climbing Art
Twelve Winters Journal
Valparaiso Fiction Review
Prizes won: 

Pushcart Prize nomination; John Patrick McGrath Memorial Award

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
George Eliot, Denis Johnson, Robert Stone, Raymond Chandler, Donna Tartt, Jennifer Egan
What I'm reading now: 
Normal Rules Don't Apply by Kate Atkinson, Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

More Information

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Identifies as: 
Scotch-Irish American
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Born in: 
Berkeley, CA
Raised in: 
Mill Valley, CA
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Last update: Sep 18, 2023