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. Her work has appeared in Longleaf Review, Phoebe, Thresholds, The Puritan, Midwestern Gothic, The Fiddlehead, and The Sun. She is a reviewer for Humber Literary Review and reads submissions for The Masters Review and Augur Magazine. She is working on a novel and has a chapbook forthcoming with Penrose Press in November 2018. She tweets @kehfinegan.