Things worth mentioning

May 2020 - Present

Editor-in-Chief, Five South

Managing editor, editor-in-chief, web design, podcast engineering, marketing, and wearer of many hats. Kristen produces two issues per year and manages a staff of eleven readers and editors.


Founder, Editor-in-Chief, Publisher,  Bluebird Review

Founder and publisher of Bluebird Review, a digital poetry journal that publishes regular content. Web design, marketing, editor-in-chief, administrative, social media, and so on and so forth.


deGroot Prize for a Novella

In 2019, Kristen's novella, Why, Arizona was awarded finalist for the deGroot Prize at the Miami Book Fair. 


Published Work

  • LARB PubLab

  • 100 Words of Solitude



Issue Editor, Fiction Editor, Inscape Magazine

Curated, edited and designed the fall 2020 issue of Inscape Magazine at Pasadena City College.

2019 & 2021

Kenyon Writer's Workshop

Kristen has been accepted to the Kenyon Writer's Workshop two years in a row.

Summer 2020

Los Angeles Review of Books Publishing Workshop Fellow

Was accepted into and attended the 6-week publishing workshop hosted by LARB.