Katie Yee is a Chinese American writer from Brooklyn. She is the Book Marks Associate Editor at Literary Hub and a founding editor of Emergent Literary, a new space dedicated to celebrating Black and brown work. Katie is a 2021 Center for Fiction/Susan Kamil Emerging Writer Fellow, as well as a 2021 Kundiman Mentorship Lab Fellow. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Epiphany, No Tokens, The Believer, and elsewhere.
She holds a BA from Bennington College, where she studied literature and social psychology. Katie is drawn to stories about human connection and the sacrifices those connections demand of us. She is interested in the legends that preceded us, the stories we keep retelling. Through magical realism and a little bit of comedy, her work explores invisibility and survival, the marked body, the dissection of the nuclear family, and the ways we make myths of our beloveds.
During her year as a 2022 Margins Fellow, Katie will continue to develop a collection of short stories and a novel, both of which excavate the things that get lost between cultures, generations, and lovers. She also hopes to find community with other Asian American writers, and to learn how she can better work towards a more equitable and accessible literary industry overall.
You can find Katie on Twitter at @prepartynap.