Chelsea Catherine is a queer, non-binary writer living in St. Petersburg, FL. After graduating from the University of Tampa with her MFA in creative writing, she moved to the Keys for two years, where she served as secretary of the Key West Writers Guild. She now lives in St. Petersburg, FL.
Most recently, she won the Mary C Mohr award for non-fiction through the Southern Indiana Review and her novel, Summer of the Cicadas, won the Quill Prose Award from Red Hen Press. It is due out in 2020.
She can be found teaching writing at Keep St. Pete Lit or popping up various writing conferences. Her favorite things are dogs and Bloody Marys.
Awards and Recognition
- Editor’s Pick, Raymond Carver Fiction Contest, 2016 (Carve Magazine)
- PEN Short Story Prize Nominee, 2016 (for Mostly Sunny with a Slight Chance of Rain)
- Sterling Watson MFA Fellowship, 2017 (Eckerd College)
- Unsung Hero Award, 2017 (Community Foundation of the FL Keys)
- Anne McKee Artists Award Grant Recipient, 2017
- University of Tampa Alumni Reader, 2017
- Clay Reynolds Novella Winner, 2017 (for Blindsided)
- Katherine Anne Porter Short Fiction Prize Finalist, 2018 (for ISABEL and other stories)
- Art Farm Writer’s Residency, 2018
- Red Hen Press: Quill Prose Award Winner 2018 (for Summer of the Cicadas)
- Southern Indiana Review: Mary C. Mohr Nonfiction Award Winner, 2018 (for Quiet with the Hurt)