Karin C. Davidson

Ohio, United States

Karin C. Davidson is originally from the Gulf Coast. Her stories have appeared in The Los Angeles Review, Passages North, Post Road, Iron Horse Literary Review, New Delta Review, and elsewhere. She has an MFA from Lesley University and is the recipient of A Room of Her Own Foundation's Spring 2012 Orlando Prize for Short Fiction, the 2012 Waasmode Short Fiction Prize, and a 2012 Peter Taylor Fellowship. Her fiction has been shortlisted in several writing competitions, including the Jaimy Gordon Fiction Prize, the Faulkner-Wisdom Writing Competition, and the Bridport Prize. Her work has been nominated for the 2014 Pushcart Prize and the 2012 Best of the Net Award, and a chapbook of her story collection was a finalist in the 2012 Iron Horse Literary Review Single Author Competition. 

Website: http://www.karincdavidson.com


  • "The Last I Saw Mitsou" , Post Road, Guest Folio, Issue 25 (October 2013)
  • “We Are Here Because of A Horse” , Passages North (February 2013)
  • "The Geography of First Kisses" , The Los Angeles Review (October 2012)
  • “White Stripes” , Metazen (June 2013)
  • “If You Ask Them Nicely” , Saw Palm: Florida Literature and Art (April 2012)
  • “Skylight” , New Delta Review (December 2012)
  • “The Cap” , Prime Number Magazine (October 2011)
  • “The Late Afternoon Light Crashed All Around” , Iron Horse Literary Review - Father's Day Issue (June 2011)
  • “That Bitter Scent” , Prime Number Magazine (May 2011)
  • “Soon the First Star” , Filigree Literary Journal (March 2011)
  • “Eliza, in the Event of a Hurricane” , Newfound: An Inquiry of Place (February 2011)
  • "No Better than Distance" , New Delta Review (May 2010)
  • "The Peterson's Field Guide to the Birds" , Nomos Review - "Women on War and Conflict" Issue (January 2013)
  • "Lee. K. Abbott." , Stories for Lee: Tales of Tutelage and Verve for Lee K. Abbott on His Retirement. Edited by Juliet Williams. Columbus, OH: Williams & Co. Books. (2012)


  • AROHO's Spring 2012 Orlando Prize for Short Fiction
  • 2012 Waasmode Short Fiction Prize
  • Peter Taylor Fellowship - 2012 Kenyon Writers Workshop
  • 2012 Jaimy Gordon Fiction Prize Finalist
  • 2012 & 2013 Faulkner-Wisdom Creative Writing Competition – Short Story Finalist
  • 2012 Iron Horse Literary Review Single Author Competition Finalist
  • 2010 Bridport Prize Shortlist
  • 2010 Matt Clark Fiction Prize Finalist


  • Editor at Narrative Magazine
  • Interviews Writer at Hothouse Magazine/Newfound Journal


  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Lesley University
  • Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Newcomb College/Tulane University

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Poetry