Katie Cortese HeadshotAbout the Author:

Katie Cortese lives in Lubbock, TX, where she teaches in the creative writing program at Texas Tech University. Her stories and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in such journals as Day One, Blackbird, Gulf Coast, Sport Literate, and The Baltimore Review, as well as the upcoming Rose Metal Press anthology, Family Resemblance: An Anthology and Exploration of 8 Hybrid Literary Genres. She holds a PhD from Florida State University, an MFA from Arizona State University, and was granted a Tennessee Williams Scholarship to attend the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, as well as a residency at the Arte Studio Ginestrelle near Assisi, Italy. The former editor-in-chief of The Southeast Review, she now serves as the fiction editor for Iron Horse Literary Review. She is currently at work on another story collection as well as a novel.

Sample some of the stories in Katie’s forthcoming collection of flash fiction, Girl Power and Other Short-Short Stories, below:

In the Beginning of the End,” Every Day Fiction, Spring 2014

Hide and Seek,” Fiction Southeast (originally in New South), Fall 2011

The Strong Woman, After Failing Her Massage Therapy Practical Exam,” Booth, Spring 2014

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