Kate Folk is a fiction writer whose work has appeared or is forthcoming in publications including One Story, Prairie Schooner, Zyzzyva, Granta, Conjunctions, and Tin House Online. She has completed a story collection, Doe Eyes, and is currently at work on a novel involving a technology that outsources emotional labor, as well as artificially-intelligent robotic limbs that stage a violent revolution. She is 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 MacDowell Colony fellow and current Affiliate Artist at the Headlands Center for the Arts, and has received additional support for her writing from 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.