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Conor Kelley is a writer from Seattle, Washington.

Conor's short fiction has been featured in Bellevue Literary Review, Word Riot, and elsewhere. He's won awards from Hugo House and Slice Magazine, and been shortlisted for the Elizabeth George Foundation Grant. Last year, Ha Jin named his story "And It Is No Joke" Honorable Mention for the Bellevue Literary Review Goldenberg Prize for Fiction, and Glimmer Train shortlisted it for their Short Story Award for New Writers. He's also published a baseball instructional book (THE CATCHER'S HANDBOOK, McFarland & Co., 2014) as well as many personal essays and articles. See "Writing" page for links.

Recent Awards

Honorable Mention, Goldenberg Prize for Fiction, 2017

Finalist, Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers, 2017

Finalist, Elizabeth George Foundation Grant, 2016


MFA, Creative writing (Fiction), New York University, 2016

BA, English language and literature, University of Dubuque, 2012