Dr. Katie Cortese

Texas, United States

Member Since: 10/21/2012

Katie Cortese is the author of Girl Power and Other Short-Short Stories (ELJ Publications, 2015) and the forthcoming collection, Make Way for Her and Other Stories (University Press of Kentucky, 2018). Her work has earned prizes from River Styx, Silk Road, Narrative Magazine, Seven Hills Review, and elsewhere. The recipient of a Kingsbury Fellowship, a Tennessee Williams scholarship to attend the Sewanee Writer’s Conference, and a residency at the Arte Studio Ginestrelle, her stories, essays, poems, and interviews have most recently appeared in Indiana Review, ENDPAIN, Waxwing, Juked, Wigleaf, Blackbird, and Day One, among others. She now teaches in the creative writing program at Texas Tech University where she serves as the fiction editor for Iron Horse Literary Review.

Website: www.katiecortese.com

Twitter Username: @KatieCortese


  • Girl Power and Other Short-Short Stories , ELJ Publications (September 20, 2015)


  • Assistant Professor at Texas Tech University (May 2013 - )
  • T.A. and Editor of The Southeast Review at Florida State University (August 2008 - May 2013)
  • T.A. and Co-Editor of Hayden's Ferry Review at Arizona State University (June 2003 - May 2006)
  • Fiction Editor at Iron Horse Literary Review (September 2013 - )


  • Doctoral Degree in Fiction Writing and Twentieth-Century American Literature from Florida State University (May 2013)
  • Master of Fine Arts in Fiction Writing from Arizona State University (May 2006)
  • Bachelor of Arts in English and Theater from Skidmore College (May 2002)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Children's literature