Kathleen Kayembe


Kathleen Kayembe, Writer

Member Info

Joined: June 26, 2017
Last Visited: July 24, 2020

Writer Team

Write-a-Thon Team: Werejellies

Writer Bio

Speculative fiction and queer romance author. Published in Lightspeed, Nightmare, and several Best of the Year anthologies. Octavia E. Butler Scholar of Clarion 2016. Shirley Jackson Award nominee. Geeky. Curious. Weird.

Writing Style

Whatever strikes my fancy. Generally speculative fiction, more specifically urban fantasy; generally LGBTQIA romance; generally novelettes and novellas...but I have been known to write flash fiction, short stories, essays, songs, poetry, comics, and films as the spirit moves me.

Writing Goal

Write at least 100 words per day, 5 days a week, for the 6 weeks of Clarion & the Write-a-Thon: 30 days total.

Fundraising Goal

My goal is to raise at least $100 through this Write-a-Thon. Please pledge and/or donate; even the smallest amount will help a future writer attend and flourish! ^_^ I went to Clarion through the Octavia E. Butler Scholarship, and I am so grateful for the ease of the financial strain of tuition that the scholarship gave me! Not everyone is eligible for that scholarship, however, which is why it's so important to me that we raise money for other scholarships through this Write-a-Thon. Clarion helps so many people not only improve as writers, but gain important contacts in the speculative fiction industry. The more people who can attend Clarion because the cost of tuition is lowered, the more people who will benefit from this marvelous workshop.

writing goal:
30 days of writing 100+ words


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