Kate Barss is a writer living in Toronto. Her work has appeared in Tin House, Catapult, The Hairpin, The Awl, Taddle Creek, and other places. She has been a finalist for prizes in The Iowa Review, The Montreal International Poetry Prize, The Fiddlehead, Prism International, EVENT, and others. One of her stories appeared on Wigleaf’s List of Top 50 Short Fictions of 2018. She has been awarded residencies and fellowships from The Banff Centre, the Vermont Studio Centre, and the Ontario Heritage Trust. The recipient of literary grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Council, Kate is currently enrolled in an MFA program at the University of Guelph, and is a creative writing instructor for Catapult magazine and the University of Guelph Open Education program.