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


Reluctant Immortals (Saga Press), Novel, 2022

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