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Katie Zeigler

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Department: Writing Studies Program

Professional Overview

Katie M Zeigler is a writer and professor living in Walnut Creek, CA. Zeigler holds a BA and MA in English from Stanford University and an MFA in Creative Writing from St. Mary's College. ​ 

She has had short fiction and non-fiction published in a variety of outlets, including Smokelong Quarterly, Atlas & Alice, The Centifictionist, Digging, Griffel, Wilson Quarterly, Fish Anthology and Stanford Magazine. Zeigler won the 2023 Baltimore Review Winter Contest, the Stanford Magazine Fiction Contest, was a finalist in Glimmer Train’s short fiction contest, and placed second in Fish Anthology’s international flash fiction contest. She has also performed readings of her short fiction for The Maine Review, LitQuake, Why There Are Words and the Peninsula Literary Society. She currently teaches writing at St. Mary's College and creative writing at Diablo Valley College.


Fall 2023, Worcester Review

"Mother Nature"

Spring 2023, Atlas and Alice

"Papier-mâché Moai"

Winter 2023, Baltimore Review

Flash Fiction Contest Winner

"The Meetinghouse"