Kiste, Gwendolyn


“The Eight People Who Murdered Me (Excerpt from Lucy Westenra’s Diary)” (Nightmare Magazine Nov. 2019, Issue 86), Short Fiction, 2019

“Magic, Madness, and Women Who Creep: The Power of Individuality in the Work of Charlotte Perkins Gilman” (Vastarien: A Literary Journal Vol. 2, Issue 1), Short Non-Fiction, 2019

The Rust Maidens (Trepidatio Publishing), First Novel, 2018


The Invention of Ghosts (Nightscape Press), Long Fiction, 2020

And Her Smile Will Untether the Universe (JournalStone), Fiction Collection, 2017

BIO: Gwendolyn Kiste is the author of And Her Smile Will Untether the Universe, The Rust Maidens, and Pretty Marys All in a Row. Her short fiction has appeared in Nightmare, Shimmer, Black Static, and Interzone, among others. A native of Ohio, she currently lives on an abandoned horse farm outside of Pittsburgh with her husband, two cats, and not nearly enough ghosts. Find her online at