Kent Kosack is a writer, editor, and educator based in Pittsburgh, PA. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Pittsburgh where he teaches composition and creative writing. Kent also teaches creative writing at the Pittsburgh Center for Arts & Media, formerly served as Director of the Educational Arm at Asymptote designing lesson plans to promote world literature in the classroom, and is a guest editor at the Masters Review providing feedback on fiction submissions.

For his writing, research, and teaching, Kent has received grants from the University of Pittsburgh and the Hemera Foundation and recogition including:

  • An excerpt from his novel “Contour, Gesture, Line” was named a finalist in the Novel Slices contest
  • “Cells” included in the notable essays list in Best American Essays 2022
  • “Addictions” nominated for the Best Microfiction Award 2021
  • “Khoshbakhtam” listed as a finalist for the 2020 Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction
  • “One Last Note for Paul Nervy” won the 2019 Graduate Creative Nonfiction Award
  • “Chaos is Being Yourself” named the second-place finalist for the 2018 Nordan-Kinder Graduate Award in Fiction

Kent’s stories, essays, and reviews have appeared in Tin House, the Cincinnati Review, the Normal School, the Chicago Review of Books, Full Stop, Necessary Fiction, and elsewhere. He is working on a novel and a collection of short stories.