Kate Folk is a fiction writer whose work has appeared or is forthcoming in One Story, Granta, Zyzzyva, Prairie Schooner, Conjunctions, Gulf Coast, Tin House Online, and many other publications. She has completed a story collection, Doe Eyes, and is currently at work on a novel about a technology that lets people outsource their emotional labor, A.I. limbs, and the perils of human intimacy. She's represented by Emma Patterson at Brandt & Hochman Literary Agents, and Will Watkins and Lia Chan at ICM Partners (film/tv).
Kate holds an MFA from the University of San Francisco and a BA from New York University. She's a 2016-19 Affiliate Artist at the Headlands Center for the Arts, and has been awarded fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Vermont Studio Center, the San Francisco Writers' Grotto, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Her work has been nominated four times for the Pushcart Prize, translated into Italian, and anthologized in the California Prose Directory and Joyland: Retro Five.
Currently, Kate works as a college English instructor and co-edits fiction for Joyland Magazine: The West and Your Impossible Voice. Originally from Iowa, she's lived in San Francisco since 2008. You can contact her here, or on Twitter @katefolk.