Katie Gutierrez

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Katie Gutierrez lives in San Antonio, Texas, with her husband, one-year-old daughter, and two dogs. Katie has an MFA from Texas State University, and her fiction and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Catapult, Washington Post, Lit Hub, Motherwell, and more. She is working on a novel while her baby naps. Find her on Twitter @katie_gutz.


Cover Photo: A sepia-tinted photograph of a child's empty school desk in a classroom. Behind the desk is an abacus and next to it is a children's bookshelf.
No American School Can Promise Our Children’s Safety

Our future, the one we are living, was not inevitable. It was chosen. It is an ongoing choice.

Dec 20, 2022
Cover Photo: A black and white photograph of a strip of crime-scene tape. On it in all capitals are the words "crime scene do not enter." In the background are trees.
Can Fiction Help Solve the Ethical Problems of True Crime?

True crime wants us to believe that our monsters are individual, not systemic—the errant serial killer rather than a violent and inequitable culture.

May 12, 2022
Cover Photo: Photograph by Aris Sfakianakis/Unsplash
Con Suerte He Will Sleep Another Hour

Her mother had never curved a cool hand around Marilinda’s cheek and promised, Mijita, your life will be swollen with love.

Apr 12, 2019
Cover Photo: Illustration by Isabelle Laureta for Catapult
I Named My Daughter After the Woman I Wish She Could Have Met

Something unexpected cracks me open every year: Tonight, it was my daughter, recognizing the name I’d given her because I couldn’t give her the woman herself.

Nov 21, 2018
Cover Photo: photo by Michael Krigsman/flickr
When Cancer Runs in Your Family

In my frightened mind, so many people in my family had been reduced to that one word.

Mar 14, 2017