We're so thrilled to have Kelly Luce join our staff at Writing Workshops Dallas! Kelly will focus on individual manuscript critique and editing, MFA application prep, as well as one-on-one coaching. She is the author of Three Scenarios in Which Hana Sasaki Grows a Tail (A Strange Object, 2013), which won Foreword Review’s Editor’s Choice Prize for Fiction, and the novel Pull Me Under (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016), a Book of the Month selection and one of Elle's Best Books of 2016.
After graduating from Northwestern University with a degree in cognitive science, Kelly moved to Japan, where she lived and worked for three years. Her work has been recognized by fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Ucross Foundation, Sozopol Fiction Seminars, Ragdale Foundation, the Kerouac Project, and Jentel Arts. In 2015 she received an MFA in fiction and screenwriting from the Michener Center for Writers at UT Austin, where she was editor-in-chief of Bat City Review and the editorial assistant for the O. Henry Prize Stories anthology.
Kelly's short fiction and essays have appeared in New York Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, Salon, O, the Oprah Magazine, The Sun, The Southern Review, New England Review, American Short Fiction, Gettysburg Review, and other publications. She is the Essays Editor for Electric Literature and was a 2016-17 fellow at Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. She lives in an old grist mill in Knoxville, Tennessee.
If you're interested in working with Kelly, check out our Critique and Coaching page to get in touch with us or click on her picture above. You can also read a short piece Kelly wrote about reading for the O. Henry Prize Stories. We look forward to hearing from you!