C. A. Carey’s story, “Salt,” was published in The Rumpus in January 2017. Recently, her novel excerpt, “Drowning Freestyle” was a finalist in the Faulkner-Wisdom Competition selected by Stewart O'Nan. In 2016, one of her stories was a finalist in the Writers at Work fiction contest, and in 2015, another story was a finalist in Third Coast’s fiction competition. She has also earned an honorable mention in Glimmer Train’s September 2011 Fiction Open Contest, and in 2009 she was a finalist for New Letters Prize. She teaches English in Tulsa, Oklahoma where she lives with many cats.