About Kathryn

Kathryn Kulpa is a winner of the Vella Chapbook Contest for her flash fiction collection Girls on Film (Paper Nautilus). She is also the author of a short story collection, Pleasant Drugs (Mid-List Press) and a microfiction chapbook, Who's the Skirt? (Origami Poems Project). As a two-legged being, she is in the minority in her household.

Border Crossings

I was happy to have my new story, “Warsaw Circus,” published in a new journal, Milk Candy Review. They also interviewed me about the story. Here are the Two Questions they asked, and my answers. And here’s the original story, … Continue reading

New Year, New Stories

3Elements Literary Review My story “Throbbing, Like Gristle” was published in the Winter 2019 issue of 3Elements Literary Review. Each issue asks writers to create a story or poem based on three elements. This issue’s elements were gristle, bolt, and … Continue reading

The Last of 2018

Yearly Wrap-up: Stories published in 2018: 11 Stories republished in anthologies: 1 Nominations: 2 “Squeeze Box” from 3 Elements Review nominated for Best of the Net “The Girl Dies at the End” from Monkeybicycle nominated for Best Microfiction Podcasts: 1 … Continue reading

Writing News – Win, Place, or Show

So I’ve been writing like crazy this summer, even though I’m also doing a million other things, and I have some good writing news to share. I just found out that my flash collection The Path the Lost Girls Take … Continue reading

Sometimes It Happens in a Flash

Sometimes stories come together almost instantly. I would say “easy as pie,” except I make pies. I know how much time it takes to get them right! Sometimes stories take a long time to simmer. An idea might get started, … Continue reading

Teaching in June – and Some Words from a Student

Starting Tuesday, June 5, 2018, I’ll be teaching a 6-week Flash Fiction Writing Workshop at Barrington Public Library in Rhode Island. The classes are free and will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. at the library through July 10th. The library is … Continue reading

“Jolene” Meets Mr. Bear!

I’m happy to be featured a second time on Mr. Bear’s Violet Hour Saloon, a unique and wondrous podcast of flash fiction, poetry, and music. My story “Jolene, Jolene” is in the mix, along with other stories about girls named … Continue reading

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Girls on the Edge

It’s been a year of stories about journeys and disappearances, magic and mysteries, the monstrous and the beautiful. I finished out the year with two new stories about girls on the verge of adulthood, girls standing on the edge between … Continue reading

The Uncool Kids’ Table

It’s been a tough week for me as a writer: seeing the nominations for Pushcarts and Best Small Fictions make the rounds on social media, reading the lists of winners and finalists, and knowing that this year, too, I’ve been … Continue reading