Current Bio

Emily Choate is the Fiction Editor of Peauxdunque Review and holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. Her fiction appears or is forthcoming in Shenandoah, Mississippi ReviewThe Florida Review, Tupelo Quarterly, and elsewhere. She writes regularly for Chapter 16. Other nonfiction appears in Late Night LibraryYemassee, and Nashville Scene, among others. In 2017, She was a Tennessee Williams Scholar at the Sewanee Writers Conference. 

Emily has held residencies at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, The Hambidge Center, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Vermont Studio Center, and Crosshatch Center for Art and Ecology. She belongs to New Orleans’ Peauxdunque Writers Alliance and has attended various conferences, including Bread Loaf, Sewanee, and Tin House. Her short fiction was runner-up in 2014’s William Faulkner-William Wisdom Competition. She also spent an undergrad year at Oxford’s scruffy yet fabulous Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.

Emily has taught writing and lit courses of various size and shape, held library jobs, and freelanced. She now lives near Nashville, where she’s working on a novel.

Here’s where you reach her: emily(dot)c(dot)choate(at)gmail(dot)com.

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