Zachary Kellian

Award-winning author & founder/co-editor of

Orca: A Literary Journal

 

Writings

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Published by Short Édition, Paris 

Bonfire

A Hollow Place Between the Mountains

Published by: The Bethlehem Writers' Roundtable

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KILL SCREEN

Published by: The Weird and Whatnot

Snowcap Mountains

Gothic,

Colorado

Published by: Terse Literary Journal

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Viaticum

Published by: Bards & Sages Quarterly

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The Secret Rules

for

Children of Priests

Published by Short Édition, Paris 

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Conversation at a Truck Stop Diner

*Finalist for the Ernest Hemingway Short Story of the Year, 2016

Chosen by: The Ernest Hemingway Foundation

IN THE PRESS

A clever and darkly humorous narrative voice..

Jane Proctor,

Short Édition --Paris

Kellian has the ability to see deeply into character motivation, and he understands the importance of conflict and tension in fiction. It’s a rare combination that allows him to craft probing, imaginative stories that cross traditional genre and character boundaries. He gets what good fiction is about, and his talent will carry him far in the literary world.

Joe Ponepinto, author, Mr. Neutron

A bone-chilling tale!

from The Writers' Roundtable review of A Hollow Place Between the Mountains

 
 

BIO

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Two years ago I gave up a much-loved career as an executive in the non-profit sector to live out a dream. I am now a full-time author, published around the globe, and the co-founder/editor of a literary magazine. I am grateful for the opportunity to wake up every day with the goal of championing the beauty and complexity of language. It still feels a bit like a fantasy, but I’m in no hurry to return to reality.

 

I write short stories, flash fiction, and am working on the final draft of my first novel. In the literary world, I enjoy exploring themes around identity, the nature of hope, and how our environment influences our lives. When it comes to genre fiction, I'm not "above" it; I have had both science fiction and horror stories published. My artistic principles extend to whatever will pay the bills. (A statement which I hope never makes it on a dust jacket.)

 

I currently live in the Pacific Northwest with my dog, Vada: the world’s best writing partner.

Writings

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Published by Typehouse Magazine

Published by Short Édition, Paris 

Bonfire

A Hollow Place Between the Mountains

Published by: The Bethlehem Writers' Roundtable

Snowcap Mountains

Gothic,

Colorado

Published by: Terse Literary Journal

secret rules.png

The Secret Rules

for

Children of Priests

Published by Short Édition, Paris 

ben-neale-zpxKdH_xNSI-unsplash_edited.jp

KILL SCREEN

Published by: The Weird and Whatnot

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Viaticum

Published by: Bards & Sages Quarterly

diner-2806440_1920_edited.jpg

Conversation at a Truck Stop Diner

*Finalist for the Ernest Hemingway Short Story of the Year, 2016

Chosen by: The Ernest Hemingway Foundation

 
 

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