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Kayla Kumari

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Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya is a lesbian writer of essays, short stories, and pop culture criticism living in Miami. She is a fiction editor at TriQuarterly and a writer for Autostraddle. Her short stories appear or are forthcoming in McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, Catapult, The Offing, Joyland, and others. Her pop culture writing—which usually focuses on queer film and TV—is published in The Cut, The A.V. Club, Vulture, Refinery29, Vice, and more. When she gets stuck while writing, she turns to cooking for a distraction, and she previously worked as a restaurant reporter for Eater NY. She attended the 2020 Tin House Summer Workshop for short fiction. Find her on social media @KaylaKumari

Cohort: Nonfiction

Year: 2021

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