Kara Oakleaf’s work has appeared in SmokeLong Quarterly, Wigleaf, matchbook, Jellyfish Review, Monkeybicycle, Nimrod, Pithead Chapel, the museum of americana, and elsewhere. Her fiction has been listed in the Wigleaf Top 50, as a finalist for Best Small Fictions, and appears in the Bloomsbury anthology Short-Form Creative Writing.
Originally from Ohio, she graduated from Denison University and earned her M.F.A. at George Mason University, where she now teaches writing and literature, and directs the Fall for the Book literary festival.
Kara lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and daughter.