Come see me teach Writing “Bad” Women at Barrelhouse’s Conversations and Connections in Pittsburgh this October!
Chelsea Catherine is a fiction and nonfiction writer. She is a PEN Short Story Prize Nominee, a winner of the Raymond Carver Fiction contest in 2016, a Sterling Watson fellow, and an Ann McKee grant recipient. During high school, she worked abroad in Central and South America, where she taught sign language and learned how to make chocolate. 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. Her novella, “Blindsided” won the Clay Reynolds competition and was published in October of 2018. Her novel, “Summer of the Cicadas” won the Quill Prose Award from Red Hen Press and is due out in 2020.
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)