Kate Bucca holds a dual-genre MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts, where she served as the Vermont Book Award Fellow, and a BFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. Her short story, “Chlorine,” was one of ten winners selected by Kate Bernheimer for inclusion in The Masters Review Anthology VIII. Kate’s writing has been a finalist for the 2018 Hillary Gravendyk Prize and the 2018 Autumn House Press Rising Writer Contest, and a semi-finalist for the 2019 Iron Horse Literary Review Chapbook Competition. Her short fiction, essays, poetry, and paintings can be found in Welter, Limestone, Timber, The Nervous Breakdown, DigBoston, Half Mystic, and elsewhere.
Kate works as a freelance writer and editor. She currently serves as a creative writing mentor for the COUNTERCLOCK Arts Collective. Kate is an M.Ed. candidate at the University of Prince Edward Island with a focus on gender identity, psychiatric disability in higher education, and poststructuralist feminist theory. She has read manuscript submissions for the Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency; taught Algebra 2, Eastern Maine Skippers Program, and Freshman Seminar at George Stevens Academy; presented a workshop as a visiting residency lecturer at Goddard College; and tutored students in Writing and Mathematics at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone. She lives in Vermont and PEI with the writer Dominic Bucca and two cats, Snack and Barney.