Kate Finegan writes fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. She was awarded The Fiddlehead’s 2017 fiction prize for a story which judge Rabindranath Maharaj called “pitch perfect” in its balance of “humour and pathos,” and was runner-up for The Puritan’s 2017 Thomas Morton Memorial Prize for a story featuring chickens which, according to judge Heather O’Neill, “have the personality and depth of Dickensian characters.” In 2018, she won Phoebe’s creative nonfiction and Thresholds’ feature essay contests and was shortlisted for the Cambridge Short Story Prize and Synaesthesia flash fiction prize and longlisted by Room. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and Best Microfiction. She is assistant fiction editor for Longleaf Review. She is seeking representation for a novel and published a chapbook with Penrose Press in November 2018. She tweets at @kehfinegan.