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.

If you like my work, consider buying me a coffee.
You will earn my humble gratitude.

favorites:

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

The American Way of Work at Lady/Liberty/Lit, February 2018

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

Interview with duncan b. barlow at Entropy, December 2017

Book Review: Encircling 2 (Carl Frode Tiller), the LA Review of Books (LARB), April 2018

Victorian Spam (a weekly, pseudonymous column) at Occulum
Week One / Week Two / Week Three / Week Four / Week Five / Week Six / Week Seven / Week Eight / Week Nine / Week Ten / Week Eleven / Week Twelve

Interview with me at the Collagist, January 2018


book reviews:

Things That Helped (Jessica Friedmann) at TRUE, April 2018

Red Clocks (Leni Zumas) at the Guardian, April 2018

Dictionary Stories (Jez Burrows) in Kolaj #22, April 2018 (paper magazine only)

Animals Eat Each Other (Elle Nash) at 3:AM, March 2018

The Natashas (Yelena Moskovich) at the Masters Review, March 2018

Tomb Song (Julian Herbert) at Cleaver, March 2018

Silver Girl (Leslie Pietrzyk) at the Millions, March 2018

Kingdom of Heaven (Rosalie Morales Kearns) at VIDA, February 2018

The House of Erzulie (Kirsten Imani Kasai) at the Adroit Journal, February 2018

I Wrote This Book Because I Love You (Tim Kreider) at Another Chicago Magazine, February 2018

Everything Here Is Beautiful (Mira T. Lee) at the Masters Review, January 2018

Daughters of the Air (Anca L. Szilágyi) at Locus (print, January 2018; online, February 2018)

Bruising Continents (Claudia F. Savage) at Anomaly, December 2017

Imprint (Claire Sicherman) at the Wisdom Daily, December 2017

Mother of All Pigs (Malu Halasa) at the Los Angeles Review, December 2017

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


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 


lyric essays:

Ten Things I Hid During My Echocardiogram at Booth, March 2018

A Meditation on Truth and Columbine at The Big Smoke, March 2018 (reprinted from my blog)

A Letter to My Anorexic Self at Medium, February 2018

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

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

Slouching Towards Dicklehem at the Los Angeles Review, August 2017

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.)


straightforward, factish essays:

Let's Talk About That Guardian Depression Article at Medium, January 2018

YA as an Impediment to Reading at Medium, January 2018

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

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


fiction:

Der Traum (erotica) at Exotic Magazine, April 2018 (this link goes to a PDF with TONS!!! of nudity; my story is on pages 46 and 47)

C-a-l-l-a-s at Luna Station Quarterly, March 2018

The First Snow at Storm Cellar, February 2017 (paywall)

A Six-Word Story at Medium, December 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)



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

Ariel Gore, March 2018

Samantha Irby, February 2018

Tomas Moniz, January 2018

Genevieve Kaplan, November 2017

Kristi Coulter, October 2017 (#30 on the list of the most read articles on Entropy for 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

other interviews:

Natalie Singer, TRUE, March 2018

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