Kelly Lynn Thomas reads a lot and writes strange fiction in Pittsburgh, PA. She lives with her partner, their cat and dog, large collections of tea and lightsabers, and a constant migraine. She is the author of The Book Witch, a blog about speculative fiction and comics. Her short story “The Girl Who Only Sleeps on Planes” appeared in Redivider as the winner of the Beacon Street Prize, and her work has appeared in Permafrost, Cotton Xenomorph, Sou’wester, The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, The Millions, The Rumpus, and other journals. Kelly received her MFA in Creative Writing from Chatham University and works at a university press. Find her on Bluesky @kellylynnthomas.bsky.social.
The Book Witch is a blog about speculative fiction and comics that I love and think you will, too.
Selected Fiction Publications
- “The Girl Who Only Sleeps on Planes” | short fiction | winner of the 2020 Beacon Street Prize in fiction | Redvider, Issue 18.1
- “The End Is Another Way to Say ‘Begin Again'” | flash fiction | Cotton Xenomorph
- “The Time I Listened to Nothing but Warren Zevon for One Year Straight” | short fiction | Permafrost
- “Things to Come” | flash fiction | Flash Fiction Online
- “Shimmer” | short fiction | Pacifica Literary Review, Issue 15.2
- “It Could Be” | flash fiction | The Fourth River, Issue O.5 | online
Selected Nonfiction Publications
- The Book Witch: A Blog About Speculative Fiction & Comics
- “MFA Dispatch: What Money Can (and Can’t) Buy” | essay | NUNUM
- “The Utopias of Ursula K. Le Guin” | essay | The Millions