Katherine D. Stutzman’s stories have appeared in Harvard Review, Bellingham Review, Ascent, and Potomac Review, among other journals. Her story “Junior” was selected by Amor Towles as a winner of the 2024 O. Henry Prize. She studied English at Bryn Mawr College as an undergraduate, and holds an MFA in fiction from Penn State University. She has been the grateful recipient of support from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Lacawac Sanctuary.

In addition to writing, she has over a decade of teaching experience. She has taught in a wide variety of contexts, ranging from traditional high school and university classrooms to Adult Basic Education and community writing classes. In her writing classes she emphasizes a process-based approach that is accessible to writers at all levels and degrees of experience.

A native of upstate New York, she currently lives in Philadelphia.