About

SHORT BIO:

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Kit Frick is a novelist, poet, and MacDowell Colony fellow. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, she studied creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College and received her MFA from Syracuse University. When she isn’t putting complicated characters in impossible situations, Kit edits poetry and literary fiction for a small press, edits for private clients, and mentors emerging writers through Pitch Wars. Her debut young adult novel is See All the Stars (Simon & Schuster / Margaret K. McElderry Books, summer 2018), and her debut full-length poetry collection is A Small Rising Up in the Lungs (New American Press, fall 2018).

 


LONGER BIO:

Kit Frick is a writer living in Brooklyn, NY. She is the author of the young adult novel See All the Stars (Simon & Schuster / Margaret K. McElderry Books, summer 2018) and the poetry collection A Small Rising Up in the Lungs (New American Press, fall 2018). A second YA novel will follow in 2019. Kit is also the author of two poetry chapbooks: Echo, Echo, Light (Slope Editions, 2013) and Kill Your Darlings, Clementine (Rye House Press, 2013).

Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Kit studied creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College and received her MFA from Syracuse University. She is a Senior Editor at Black Lawrence Press, where she edits the nationally distributed chapbook series. She is also a Book Coach for Author Accelerator, Founding Editor of the private editorial practice Copper Lantern Studio, and a Pitch Wars mentor. Kit has been awarded fellowships to the MacDowell Colony, the Constance Saltonstall Foundation, and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center. Her fiction is represented by Erin Harris at Folio Literary Management / Folio Jr.


AND IF YOU’RE REALLY CURIOUS:

  • I also hold an MA in Higher Education from NYU and worked there for many years as an academic administrator before leaving to pursue writing and editing full-time.
  • While I don’t hold a degree in publishing (three master’s seemed to verge on the excessive), I have studied with book editors, copyeditors, and literary agents through NYU’s Center for Publishing.
  • While in college, I interned at Simon & Schuster. After graduation, I began my editorial career at S&S as an editorial assistant. Now, my debut novel is forthcoming from one of S&S’s children’s imprints, McElderry Books. Sometimes you really can come home again!
  • When I’m not working, you can find me reading, hanging out with my husband and cats, tinkering with recipes, playing table top games like Seven Wonders and Dominion, watching Pittsburgh Penguins hockey (let’s go Pens!), and revisiting my adolescence through music and television.

Thanks for stopping by!

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