Kelle Schillaci Clarke is a writer, journalist, and editor. Her fiction and creative nonfiction has appeared or is forthcoming in The Penn Review, LEON Literary Review, CHEAP POP, Los Angeles Review,Superstition Review, Barren Magazine, Bending Genres, Gone Lawn, Flash Frog, Lumiere Review, Tiny Molecules, Cabinet of Heed, Orange Blossom Review, Cease, Cows, Emerge Literary Journal, Reckon Review, Cotton Xenomorph, and other journals. Her short stories have been nominated for Pushcart, Best of the Net, and Best Small Fiction awards, and she was recently awarded the Pen Parentis Fellowship for 2021-2022. She earned her MFA from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, after which she spent over a decade triangulating the Los Angeles-area freeway system serving as an adjunct in multiple L.A. school districts. In addition to teaching college-level writing, literature and business courses, she has worked as an Arts and Theater journalist, a marketing communication specialist, a freelance copywriter, and a college textbook publishing project manager. She is currently the brand and communications manager at a nonprofit startup in Seattle.
Kelle lives in Seattle with her husband and daughter and is currently working on both a short story collection and an environmental, matrilinear novel that takes place in the Pacific Northwest, which incorporates the plight of the diminishing Southern Resident orca pods native to the Salish Sea. Her words and work can be found on Twitter @kelle224 and on her website at http://www.kelleclarkecreative.com.
Her corporate communications work samples can be found here.