Cate McGowan is the author of the story collection, True Places Never Are (Moon City Press, 2015), which won the Moon City Press Short Fiction Award and was a finalist for the Lascaux Review 2015 Short Fiction Collection Contest. A Georgia native whose flash is anthologized in outlets such as W. W. Norton’s Flash Fiction International, her short fiction, essays, and poetry have appeared in many literary publications, including Glimmer Train, Crab Orchard Review, Shenandoah, (b)oink, Louisville Review, Moon City Review, Vestal Review, and Tank. Cate’s been an editor for the Louisville Review and SFWP and is an arts writer for national periodicals. She's currently pursuing a PhD in philosophy, aesthetics, and art theory.
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Cate's an avid cyclist and closet musician (anything with keys, strings, or heads) and is desperately afraid of heights. Fashion and art fascinate her, but pretension does not. She loves technology, online chess, gardening, feral foxes, BBC TV, Shakespeare, Southern Gothic anything, Elizabethan history, and a plot that can find a balance between cerebrality and sentimentality.
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Cate's lived in thirteen cities and three countries. She's held a number of jobs: she's flown as an international flight attendant; designed and sold textiles for drag queen costumes; dabbed makeup on runway models; delivered newspapers; painted houses; mucked stables; driven a water delivery truck; torn tickets and buttered popcorn in movie theaters; modeled in fashion showrooms and for print; acted in regional stage productions; managed rock bands; composed excursion itineraries and suggested menus for travel publications; landscaped and mowed lawns; sold art in New York galleries; waitressed in Greek diners and Michelin Star set-ups; owned an online clothing business; peddled antiques; cleaned offices; tended bars; written copy for advertising; fetched for a film director; assisted a hair colorist.