Liz Kay

A founding editor of Spark Wheel Press and the journal burntdistrict, Liz holds an MFA from the University of Nebraska, where she was the recipient of both an Academy of American Poets Prize and the Wendy Fort Foundation Prize for exemplary work in poetry. Her poems have appeared in such journals as Beloit Poetry Journal, RHINO, Nimrod, Willow Springs, The New York Quarterly, Iron Horse Literary Review, Redactions, and Sugar House Review. Liz's debut novel, Monsters: A Love Story, was published by G. P. Putnam's Sons in June of 2016.

Liz lives in Omaha, NE with her husband and 3 sons.

Contact Liz at liz(at)

For media inquiries, contact Katie McKee at kmckee(at)

Represented by Susan Golomb at Writers House

Questions specific to SWP or burntdistrict can be sent to editors(at)