Contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org Kathy Fish is a faculty mentor in Fiction at the Mile-High MFA at Regis University in Denver. Additionally, she teaches two-week intensive Fast Flash© Workshops. Her fourth collection of short fiction, RIFT, co-authored with Robert Vaughan, released in December, 2015 from Unknown Press.
Fish’s story, “Strong Tongue” was chosen by Amy Hempel for Best Small Fictions, 2017. Her work also appeared in Best Small Fictions 2016, edited by Stuart Dybek. Her stories have been published or are forthcoming in The Lineup: 20 Provocative Women Writers, Black Lawrence Press, 2015, Richard Thomas (ed.), Choose Wisely: 35 Women Up to No Good, Upper Rubber Boot Books, 2015, H.L. Nelson and Joanne Merriam, (eds.), Yemassee Journal, Elm Leaves Journal, Slice, Guernica, Indiana Review, Mississippi Review online, Denver Quarterly, New South, Quick Fiction, and various other journals and anthologies. She was the guest editor of Dzanc Books’ Best of the Web 2010. She is the author of three other collections of short fiction: a chapbook of flash fiction in the chapbook collective, “A Peculiar Feeling of Restlessness: Four Chapbooks of Short Short Fiction by Four Women” (Rose Metal Press, 2008), “Wild Life” (Matter Press, 2011) and “Together We Can Bury It” available from The Lit Pub. Professional memberships: AWP and Pen America.
“Kathy Fish wields words with intimate precision and in doing so, she opens up the world in ways that can be exhilarating or devastating and always unforgettable.” – Roxane Gay, author of Bad Feminist & An Untamed State
“No one does compressed fiction like Kathy Fish. Her precision is unparalleled. Every detail, every line, every word does double, triple duty. Every beat is flawless.” Sara Lippmann, author of Doll Palace
“I’m convinced there are few living authors who are better at flash fiction than Kathy Fish.” David Abrams, author of Fobbit
“Most of what I know about flash fiction I learned from reading Kathy Fish’s work. She’s a consummate master of the short form…” Ravi Mangla, author of Understudies
“You have to write flash fiction to know how damn good Kathy Fish is, she makes it look so effortless. But it takes a lot of skill to produce the little gems she writes.” Tara Masih, author of Where the Dog Star Never Glows and Series Editor, Best Small Fictions (Queen’s Ferry Press)
“Kathy Fish has the uncanny ability to reduce life’s most intimate and revealing moments into a flash of insight and wisdom.” Richard Thomas, author of Disintegration