Clodfelter Headshot 1About:
Kirsten Clodfelter holds an MFA in Creative Writing from George Mason University. Her writing has been published in The Iowa Review, Brevity, Narrative Magazine, Green Mountains Review, storySouth, The Good Men Project, and Salon, among others. She is a contributing editor of As It Ought to Be, where she writes about women and gender issues in popular culture and manages At the Margins, a review series for small-press and underrepresented books. She also serves on the editorial staff of New American Press and MAYDAY magazine. Her chapbook, Casualties, was published in 2013 by RopeWalk Press as the first runner-up of their annual Editor’s Fiction Chapbook contest.

As a freelance writer, editor, and publication/new media marketing consultant, her experience includes writing articles and conducting feature interviews for a number of trade publications and professional organizations; creating business proposals and grants, press releases, website and sales copy, branded marketing content, white papers, reports, and other marketing materials; developing blog content; editing creative and academic writing, admissions essays, personal statements, scholarship essays, resumes/CVs, professional bios, and cover letters; and working closely with authors to provide both developmental and copy editing for full-length book projects, among a range of other work.

Publications:
Pif Magazine (April 2008) * Perigee (July 2008) * Bayou Magazine (December 2008) * Word Riot (January 2009) * Dark Sky Magazine (January 2010) * Forge (January 2010) * Fogged Clarity (February 2010) * The Iowa Review (April 2010) * Brevity (January 2011) * Avery (July 2011) * Modern DC Business Magazine (2011-2012) * I AM Modern/Posh Seven (ongoing, 2011-2014) * Narrative Magazine (January 2012) * The Del Sol Review (February 2012) * Buried Letter Press (February 2012, March 2012) * The Citron Review (March 2012) * Rock & Sling (June 2012) * Hunger Mountain (November 2012) * As It Ought To Be (0ngoing, 2013-2014) * Bodega (April 2013) * Stymie Magazine (August 2013) * The Good Men Project (ongoing, 2013-2014) * Green Mountains Review (December 2013) * storySouth (April 2014) * Louisville.com (ongoing, 2014) * ROAR (July, 2014) * Salon (July 2014) * RoleReboot (July 2014) * Stone Highway Review (July 2014)

Awards:

  • Nominated for inclusion in New Stories from the Midwest 2013
  • Finalist for the Louisville Writer’s Block Festival 2013 fiction award
  • Shortlisted for the 2013-2014 Pen Parentis Writing Fellowship for New Parents
  • First runner-up in the 2012 RopeWalk Press Editor’s Fiction Chapbook contest
  • Finalist in Ruminate‘s 2012 Short Story Prize
  • Second place winner of Narrative Magazine’s 2011 30 Below story contest
  • Honorable Mention in Glimmer Train’s 2011 Family Matters competition
  • Finalist in the Bosque (the magazine)‘s 2011 Fiction contest
  • Second place winner of the 2011 Avery Anthology Flash Fiction contest
  • Recipient of the 2010 GMU Dan Rudy Prize for Fiction
  • Finalist in the Tampa Review’s 2009 Danahy Fiction Prize
  • Finalist in CutThroat’s 2008 Rick DeMarinis Short Fiction Prize

Relevant Work History:

  • New American Press—Assistant Editor: April 2014 – present
  • MAYDAY magazine—Associate Editor: April 2014 – present
  • As It Ought To Be—Contributing Editor: January 2013 – present
  • ListenPort/CriticMania—Copy Writer and Editor: December 2012 – present
  • Louisville Test Prep—Writing Tutor and College Essay Specialist: July 2011 – present
  • Indiana University Southeast—Adjunct Professor of English: August 2012 – December 2013
  • Ivy Tech Community College—Adjunct Professor of English: August 2012 – December 2013
  • Natural Awakenings Magazine—Staff Writer and Editor: May 2011 – July 2013
  • Fogged Clarity—Blogger: February 2011 – January 2013
  • Jefferson Community and Technical College—Adjunct Professor of English: August 2011 – May 2012
  • Board Member and volunteer for Louisville non-profit, Interfaith Paths to Peace: June 2010 – March 2012
  • Pif Magazine—Associate Editor and Marketing Consultant: January 2009 – June 2010
  • George Mason University Writing Center—Asst Director and Writing Tutor: August 2009 – May 2010
  • So to Speak—Asst Fiction Editor: October 2008 – May 2009
  • Association of Writer’s and Writing Programs (AWP)—Asst Editor of The Writer’s Chronicle and Advertising Manager: May 2007 – October 2008