kim coleman foote
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Kim Coleman Foote is a writer of fiction, essays, and experimental prose. Recently named a New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Fellow in fiction and a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Literature Fellow, her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The Missouri Review, Black Renaissance Noire, The Literary Review, Crab Orchard Review, Obsidian, and elsewhere. She is from New Jersey and currently lives in Brooklyn.

Read excerpts of Kim's published writing here. She is currently elbow-deep into a novel about inheritance and forbidden love surrounding the slave trade in 18th-century West Africa. She has completed a feature-length screenplay on the same topic and has written a memoir about living in Ghana.


Kim is also working on a short story collection inspired by oral tales about her family, who moved from Alabama to Vauxhall, NJ, during the Great Migration. On the back-burner is a speculative novel set in the future.


Other writing honors include a Hambidge Center NEA Fellowship, Kimbilio Fiction Fellowship, Rona Jaffe Foundation/Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, Illinois Arts Council Fellowship, and a Fulbright Fellowship to Ghana, where Kim conducted research for her novel. She received an MFA in Creative Writing from Chicago State University.

photo by Rachel Eliza Griffiths