I was born in 1984 in St. Louis, MO, and I now live in Brooklyn. I completed a graduate program in the humanities at New York University in 2012, with a focus on literature and film, and I'm now currently pursuing an MFA at the NYU Writers Workshop in Paris.
My short stories have appeared in a variety of magazines including Subterranean, Strange Horizons, ChiZine, and Daily Science Fiction, as well as the anthologies Beyond Binary, Wilde Stories 2011: The Year's Best Gay Speculative Fiction, and the forthcoming Zombies: Shambling Through the Ages (click here for a full publication history). I also write literary and film criticism for Slant Magazine and Strange Horizons (see reviews).
I'm a member of SFWA, and I've also been a first reader for a variety of publications, including Electric Velocipede. I'm currently serving as a judge in the Short Story Challenge, a contest organized by NYC Midnight.
I have a cat named Zelda Fitzgerald who has never been outside of Brooklyn. I love zombie movies and short stories that rip your heart out, sort of like a zombie would. Speaking of short stories and zombies, if you've never read a Kelly Link story, please go do that right now.
Interview at Shimmer Magazine, April 2011