Emily Choate’s short fiction appears or is forthcoming in Shenandoah, The Florida Review, Tupelo Quarterly, and The Double Dealer. She is a contributing writer for Chapter 16, and her nonfiction has also appeared in Late Night Library, Yemassee, Nashville Scene, Knoxville News Sentinel, Memphis Commercial Appeal, and elsewhere. Emily holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and was awarded writer’s residencies at The Hambidge Center, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Vermont Studio Center, and Crosshatch Center for Art and Ecology. Her short fiction was named a runner-up in the 2014 William Faulkner-William Wisdom Competition and a finalist in Tupelo Quarterly’s Prose Open Contest.
Emily has attended Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Sewanee Writers Conference, Tin House Writers Workshop, and The Oxford American Summit for Ambitious Writers. At the Summit, she first encountered members of the Peauxdunque Writers Alliance, who have clearly placed her under some kind of thrall (please send help). She also spent an undergraduate year at Oxford’s scruffy yet fabulous Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
Emily has taught writing and literature courses of various size and shape, held library jobs, and been a Hermes-of-all-trades for the Freelance Pantheon. A native Nashvillian, she now lives at the wooded edge of the city, where she’s working on a novel.