breaking news  .  .  .

  • First novel, Coleman Hill, forthcoming from SJP Lit/Zando in September 2023
  • Nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Iron Horse Literary Review
  • Awarded a Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Award for fictional story, “Family Tree”

latest publications  .  .  .

  • “Man of the House” (fiction) in Best American Short Stories 2022 available for order
  • “Dirty Money” (essay) in Relations: An Anthology of African and Diaspora Voices available for order
  • “Naturally: A Hair Journey to Africa and Beyond” (essay) in Trauma, Tresses, & Truth available for order
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Kim Coleman Foote is author of the forthcoming book, Coleman Hill (SJP Lit/Zando), which fictionalizes her family’s experience of the Great Migration from Alabama and Florida to Vauxhall, New Jersey, c. 1916–80s.

An award-winning writer of fiction and memoir, Kim’s work has appeared most recently in The Best American Short Stories 2022, Iron Horse Literary Review, Ecotone, and The Rumpus. Major honors include writing fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Phillips Exeter Academy, Center for Fiction, Yaddo, MacDowell, and Hedgebrook.

Kim grew up in New Jersey, where she started writing at the age of seven(ish). Her work focuses on marginalized histories, relationships between Africa and its diaspora, and gender and class. Currently in progress is a novel about Ghana and the trans-Atlantic slave trade, which weaves the stories of three young women in the eighteenth century and present day. Continue Reading>>