Kaitlyn Teer earned her M.F.A. in creative writing from Western Washington University, where she received the “Outstanding Graduate Student Award” and served as managing editor of Bellingham Review. She works as an English instructor at WWU and is available for freelance writing and editing projects. She volunteers as a copyeditor for Midwestern Gothic and VIDA: Women in Literary Arts.
An essay, “Drawing a Breath,” was included in the anthology Beautiful Flesh: A Body of Essays, which was edited by Stephanie G’Schwind and published by the Center for Literary Publishing at Colorado State University. It was originally published by Prairie Schooner, which awarded it the Bernice Slote Award.
Her lyric essay “Ossification” was a finalist in the Passages North essay contest and winner of Fourth Genre’s 2015 Michael Steinberg Essay Prize. Other work has appeared or is forthcoming in Camas, Midwestern Gothic, and Sweet.