Cat Russell shares her life with her high school sweetheart and their son in the Ohio wilds while writing stories, composing poetry, and learning more about the craft every day. Her work has been published in print and online, and she is the author of four books: Soul Picked Clean (March 2019),  An Optimist’s Journal of the End of Days and Other Stories (August 2020),  Pinholes: Traveling through the Curtain of the Night (November 2021), and her latest poetry collection, Kaleidoscope, published September 2022 via Venetian Spider Press.





July 2010


Flash Me magazine (issue #29)


— Doomed*



August 2010


The Best of Friday Flash: Volume One (anthology)


— A Hell of a Job (flash fiction)*



February 2012


Metro Fiction


— Dream Guy (short story)*



April 2012


Beyond Centauri


— Red Riding Hood Revised (flash fiction)*



May 2012


Twisted Tales (anthology from Raging Aardvark)


— Calico (flash fiction)*



October 2012


The Best of Friday Flash: Volume Two (anthology from eMergent Publishing)


– Femme Fatale (flash fiction)*



July 2016


Poetry Quarterly: Summer 2016


— “Windings” (poem)



Three Line Poetry: issue #38


— “tercet #3” (poem)



June 2017


Twisted Tales 2016: Flash Fiction with a Twist (anthology from Raging Aardvark)


–Mirror (flash fiction)



March 2019


Soul Picked Clean

(book: poetry collection via Crisis Chronicles Press)


May 2019


Hessler Street Fair Poetry Anthology: 50th Anniversary  (Poetry anthology from Writing Knights Press)


–”Catching Fire”


November 2019


In Context: The Eclectic Works of The Write Stuff Writers Group  (anthology from Project 89 Media)


–Multiples of Six (flash fiction)


June 2020


Outdoor Voices in an Indoor World (video anthology via poet Keith Allison)

–contributed poems “Oasis” (32min 15sec) and “Social Distancing” (1 hour, 12 min, 13 sec)


July 2020


Thirteen Myna Birds (Summer flock via BloodPudding Press)


–“F bombs” and “Cheapskate Mid Life Crisis”


August 2020


An Optimist’s Journal of the End of Days and Other Stories

(book: short story collection via Venetian Spider Press)

*contains Pushcart nominated short storyThe Tree of Good and Evil



January 2021 


Thirteen Myna Birds (first issue of 2021 via BloodPudding Press)


–“the poisoned mouse” and “Inside Out”


September 2021


VALA Convergence Project  (as part of “an Auditory and Literary component of the Visual art exhibition, “Convergence” on view at the George Schlegel Gallery in Roeland Park, KS through October 1, 2021.”)


–Day 27: “Bookstore Quarantine” and “The Man with the Oxygen Tube”


In Review: The Eclectic Works of The Write Stuff Authors Group


–“The New Norm,” “Flawed Beauty,” and “What The Poet Sees”

–poetry editor 



November 2021


Pinholes: Traveling Through the Curtain of the Night 

(book: humorous scifi novel via Writing Knights Press)



December 2021


Common Threads 2021 (annual anthology via Ohio Poetry Association)


–“Used Graveyard”



September 2022 

Kaleidoscope: The poetry of Cat Russell

(book: poetry collection via Venetian Spider Press)

*contains Pushcart nominated poemsBackyard” and “A Prayer for Poets


April 2023

Ohio Bards Poetry Anthology

–“coffee notes”




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