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Kelli Fitzpatrick (she/her) is a sci-fi author and editor from Michigan who writes fiction, screenplay, essays, and game content. She is a candidate for the MFA in Creative Writing and Environment at Iowa State University with a minor in Philosophy. She was a 2021-2022 Pearl Hogrefe Fellow. Kelli’s writing often explores themes of A.I. minds, climate change, the Great Lakes, community, and the metaphysics of time and space. A former high school teacher, she is a strong advocate for public education, the arts, and gender rights and representation.
In 2016, her story “The Sunwalkers” won the Star Trek Strange New Worlds contest from Simon and Schuster. She has short stories in Flash Fiction Online, KYSO Flash, Crazy 8 Press, and others, and her essays on sci-fi media appear at StarTrek.com, Women at Warp, and in print from Sequart and ATB Publishing. Her screenplay “Broken Hot Mess” placed fifth in the NYC Midnight Short Screenplay Challenge. She has written tabletop game content for Modiphius Entertainment and Archvillain Games, and proudly serves as an assistant editor for The Dunes Review.