Short Fiction

Male Seeking Female,”

“Salt” and “Clean,” PANK 6.09

“Upper Middle Class Houses,” Third Coast Spring 2012

“Sack of Cats,” Redivider 9.1

Last Dog,” Hunger Mountain 16–Story now online, too! 


Interviews with Me

Ask the Author, PANK magazine blog

Author Visit, Hunger Mountain


Interviews with Other Writers

Interview with Aimee Bender, Nashville Review Spring 2011

Interview with Glenn Patterson, Nashville Review Summer 2010



PANK Invasion, Antennae Gallery, New Orleans, November 18, 2011


Awards & Honors

Finalist, Redivider Quickie Contest, 2010

Hackney Literary Award for Fiction, 2008


Other Distinguishing/Cool Things

Founding editor, Nashville Review

Writer in Residence at The Commons at Vanderbilt University, 2009-2011

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    My story "Last Dog," originally published in Hunger Mountain back in the fall, is now online! You can read it here. Also check out the author visit with me, in which I talk about how I got the idea for the story, my writing process, and, briefly, human leather.

    Third Coast

    Be sure to check out my latest story, "Upper Middle Class Houses," in a print issue of Third Coast near you!


    Claire Burgess is a writer of short stories, blog entries, napkin scribblings, and maybe, one day, novels. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Vanderbilt University and is a founding editor of Nashville Review. Her work has appeared or will soon in Third Coast, Annalemma, Hunger Mountain, Redivider, PANK, and elsewhere. Originally from Alabama, Claire now lives in Pittsburgh with her matrimonial finalist (fiance) and no pets. She is writing this in the third person because it makes it seem more professional, doesn't it?

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