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:

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

The Girl on the Bike at The Rumpus, February 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 

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

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

Little Bitch in The Rampallian, Winter/Spring 2014 (pay wall).
Half the proceeds from purchases of this issue go to Reading Is Fundamental.

The Hands of Men in Issue 4 of Wilde Magazine, December 2013 (pay wall)

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)

Marooned in JMWW, Summer 2008

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 Book of Joan at the Rumpus, May 2017

Popular Music and The Crown Ain't Worth Much at Angel City Review, March 2017

A Bestiary at Angel City Review, July 2016


read my interviews: 

Lynn K. Hall on Books I Hate (and Also Some I Like) at Entropy, June 2017

Gayle Brandeis on Books I Hate (and Also Some I Like) at Entropy, May 2017

Teow Lim Goh on Books I Hate (and Also Some I Like) at Entropy, April 2017

Alyse Knorr on Books I Hate (and Also Some I Like) at Entropy, April 2017

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