Current Bio

Emily Choate’s fiction appears in ShenandoahThe Florida Review, Tupelo Quarterly, and elsewhere. She writes regularly for Chapter 16, and other nonfiction appears in Late Night LibraryYemassee, and Nashville Scene, among others. Emily is the Fiction Editor of Peauxdunque Review and holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. In 2017, she was a Tennessee Williams Scholar at Sewanee Writers Conference. She has enjoyed 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.

Emily belongs to New Orleans’s Peauxdunque Writers Alliance. She’s attended various conferences, including Bread Loaf, Sewanee, and Tin House. Her short fiction was runner-up 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 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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