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Originally from Vermont, I now live in North Carolina. My work can be found in recent issues of REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters, The Jabberwock Review, The Emerson Review, Storyglossia, The MacGuffin, Confrontation, Passages North, SmokeLong Quarterly, elimae, wigleaf, Pank, and Gargoyle #57, among others. One of my stories has been translated into Farsi by Asadollah Amraee, and many others by Jalil Jafari, two of which have been published in the Iranian journal, Golestaneh Magazine. Currently, I'm an assistant editor for Narrative Magazine. I'm also working on two novels and a short story collection. In 2011, I was awarded the Carol Houck Smith Contributor Scholarship for the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Pank

My story "In the Fall" will be appearing in Pank in May. I've been an admirer of Roxanne Gay, one of the editors of the journal, for a while now. I've been reading her blog and I'm amazed how gorgeous and meaningful her posts are. She's a natural.

"In the Fall" started out as a 6000+ words story and I kept shaving off the dead areas, again and again, until I ended up with the final piece just under 1200 words.

7 comments:

Andrew Roe said...

Congrats, Katrina. I'll keep an eye out for your story.

And I couldn't agree more about Roxane -- she's got the goods.

katrina said...

Thanks, Andy!

Laura Ellen Scott said...

Yes! looking forward to it, K.

katrina said...

Thanks, Laura Ellen!

Roxane Gay said...

Thanks for such kind words. I would *love* to read the 6,000 word version. Do you still have it? It might be interesting to like run both and maybe you could talk about how you got from Point A to Point B. Let me know if you are interested.

katrina said...

Hi, Roxanne,

Yes, I do still have the orginal draft. It's a first draft, so it's rough, but I'm willing to show it and try to articulate the decisions I made.

Roxane Gay said...

Feel free to e-mail it to me. I totally understand its a rough draft. I'm just curious about what the story looked like at 6,000 words.