Tad Bartlett is a poet, essayist, and fiction writer. He was born in Ankara, Turkey; raised in Selma, Alabama; and married into New Orleans, Louisiana. Tad received his undergraduate degrees in theater and creative writing from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama; and a law degree from Tulane University. He is currently a student in the MFA program in fiction at the Creative Writing Workshop at the University of New Orleans.
Tad’s essays and photography have appeared on the Oxford American website. Tad’s short fiction is forthcoming in The Rappahannock Review, and his poetry is forthcoming in the Double Dealer. Previously, Tad’s writing and photography have appeared in the Mobile Press-Register and the Selma Times-Journal.
Tad’s work received an Honorable Mention designation in the February 2013 Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers. He was a finalist in the short story category of the 2012 and 2013 William Faulkner-William Wisdom writing competitions, and was a finalist in the poetry category of that competition in 2011 and in the essay category in 2010. From 2010 through 2013, Tad has served on the faculty of the Words and Music Conference, selected to present short fiction and poetry on the conference theme each year. In 2013, he performed readings in the UNO Gold Room Reading Series and the MelaNated-Peauxdunque Sunday Shorts Reading Series. In 2011, Tad was selected to attend the inaugural Oxford American Summit for Ambitious Writers.