katharine coldiron (dot com)


I write. I write hard.

My work has been described by rejecting editors as
"tremendously creative," "impressive," and "hypnotic".
Also "slow". 


The best way to get to know me is to read my blog, The Fictator.
I update as often as I can.

You can also subscribe to my newsletter, the Fictator's Digest.
It's occasional, depending on when I have news.

I do not tweet.


watch me reading things: 

selections from "A Body Manifesto in Five Acts", Burnt Tongue, November 2016, Portland, OR

selections from several stories (part 1) (part 2), Cal State Northridge, November 2015, Los Angeles, CA 

selection from "This Is Not a Safe World", The Last Bookstore, April 2015, Los Angeles, CA 


read my essays:

Famous Men I Have Been Asked to Forgive (Abridged) at The Offing, November 2017

Underside at Rivet: The Journal of Writing that Risks, November 2017

Choose to Be Fascinated at Medium (picked up by Student Voices), November 2017

Slouching Towards Dicklehem at the Los Angeles Review, August 2017

A Body Manifesto in Five Acts at the Ms. Magazine Blog, May 2017

The Girl on the Bike at The Rumpus, February 2017 (Pushcart nominee) 

Yes to Women at The Manifest-Station, September 2015

This Is Not a Safe World in Volume VIII of the Southern California Review, April 2015
(RIP. Read a PDF here.)

Is "Women Owned" the New Affirmative Action? at Role/Reboot, July 2014 

The Bush is Back at Role/Reboot, January 2014

My Life as a Black Swan at Role/Reboot, September 2013

The Perils of Too Much Choice at The Escapist, November 2011

Let Sleeping Morals Lie at Unlikely Stories, May 2007

Banning Happiness in South Dakota at Gelf, October 2006


read my fiction:

Carry Me to Heaven (a collage piece) at The Collagist, June 2017

Marketing Roundtable at Skinny Cow (a collaborative effort between me, Dolly Knight, Julie Greicius, Emily Storey, and Gloria Harrison) at The Rumpus, December 2016

fell in the weeping brook in Witch Craft Magazine, Fall 2016

Shade at Hobart, October 2015

MicroDry at The Normal School, May 2015

On Conti Street with the Kintner Dame in Issue 11 of Kzine, Winter 2015 (pay wall)

To-Do in The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review, January 2015

This Fall, Thursdays, 9 PM in Monkeybicycle, November 2013

Kingdom Automata in Issue #45 of Theaker's Quarterly Fiction, October 2013

With the Phone in Her Hand, February 2008
(this story was a finalist in the Washington Post Valentine's Day Contest and was published on the site with the other finalists)

The Bargain in Salome, March 2007

Final Qualifier in DiddleDog, July 2007

Traffic in Poor Mojo's Almanac(k), February 2007 (flash)

Fucked in Route: Born in the 1980's (Amazon)


read my book reviews: 

The Complete Ballet (John Haskell) at Anomaly, November 2017

Afterglow (Eileen Myles) at Brevity, November 2017

Some Bright Morning, I'll Fly Away (Alice Anderson) at Fiction Advocate, September 2017

The Book of Joan (Lidia Yuknavitch) at the Rumpus, May 2017

Popular Music (Kelly Schirmann) and The Crown Ain't Worth Much (Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib) at Angel City Review, March 2017

A Bestiary (Lily Hoang) at Angel City Review, July 2016


read my interview series, Books I Hate (and Also Some I Like), on Entropy: 

Genevieve Kaplan, November 2017

Kristi Coulter, October 2017

Jessica Piazza, September 2017

Zoe Zolbrod, August 2017

Lynn K. Hall, June 2017

Gayle Brandeis, May 2017

Teow Lim Goh, April 2017

Alyse Knorr, April 2017

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