About Me


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 selected for Best Small Fictions and the Wigleaf Top 50, 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 daughters.

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  1. I just read Gravity, Reduced in Short-Form Writing. What a great piece. I’m really excited to teach it next week to the students in my class. And it seems to have an even bigger weight to it in this transitional world of covid-19. I feel as if my 3 year old daughter is “undisturbed by the strangeness of this new world.” Thanks for the wonderful writing.

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