Kate Tooley is a queer writer originally from the Atlanta area, currently living in Brooklyn. She writes about the sticky corners of gender and sexuality; complicated families; and magical animals. On their days off you’ll find them walking their unconscionably outgoing chiweenie, Etta; working on climbing problems at the gym; or re-watching nature documentaries. They hold an MFA in Creative Writing from The New School and are an Assistant Editor at Uncharted Magazine. Her writing appears in Barren Magazine, Gargoyle, and Witness Magazine, has been recognized by River Styx and Retreat West contests, and nominated for Best Microfiction and Best American Essays.