Kelly Grogan

Writing | Editing | Art & Design

Creative Services


Website & Marketing Content

Grants & Development Proposals

Oral History & Biography

Speeches & Presentations

Blogs, Newsletters, & Social Media


Developmental Editing & Book Coaching

Copy Editing & Proofreading

Manuscript Polishing for Submission

APA and MLA Style Formatting

Resumes, Queries, and Cover Letters


Graphic Design

Marketing & Branding

Website Design

Print Materials

Slide Shows & Presentations



Publications & Awards

Moon  |  December Magazine, Volume 31.2 | Fiction | Order Issue

Defying Gravity  |  The CAW | Non-fiction | Read

Fierce, Funny, and Frank—Author Betty Fussell's Recipe for Living Large  |  Santa Barbara Independent | Non-Fiction | Read

The Aquarium |  Storyscape Literary Journal, Issue 22 | Fiction | Read

Weightlessness |  Dogwood: A Journal of Poetry & Prose, Issue 18 | Fiction, Dogwood Literary Awards Finalist | Order Issue

With the Depth of a Thousand Waters |  Blue Earth Review Issue 21 | Fiction | Order Issue

We Shall Be Monsters |  Santa Barbara Independent | Fiction, Contest Winner | Read

Underwater |  The Forge Literary Magazine | Non-fiction | Read

The Wounded Wind  |  Reed Magazine, May 2018 | Non-fiction, Gabriele Rico Contest Finalist | Order Issue

Murmurations  |  The Tishman Review, January 2018 | Non-fiction |  Read

Almost  |  New Plains Review, Fall 2017 | Fiction  |  Order Issue

Of Wind & The Sea  |  deLuge Journal 3.1, Fall 2017  |  Fiction |  Read

PLAYA Writing Residency | Fifty Words for Snow, novel-in-progress | Residency December 2019

2018 Best of the Net Nomination | Murmurations, nonfiction |  Read Announcement

ZYZZYVA Advanced Fiction Workshop with Anthony Marra |  August, 2018

Bob & Judy Mathey Scholarship  |  Mendocino Coast Writer's Conference  |  August, 2017

Elizabeth George Foundation Grant  |  January, 2015

Student Perspective Commencement Address  |  College of the Atlantic, June 2011  |  View

Davis Foundation Scholar  |  I.B., Wales, United Kingdom, 2005-2007  |  B.A., Bar Harbor, Maine, 2007-2011


About Me

Kelly is an experienced and innovative creative professional with demonstrated skills in communications, editing, graphic design, marketing and branding, grant writing, and business development. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from the Northwest Institute for Literary Arts and Antioch University, Los Angeles with the support of a private grant from the Elizabeth George Foundation. She also hosts OUT LOUD, a bi-monthly reading series in Santa Barbara.

In her free time, she enjoys creating art, reading voraciously, and exploring the mountains near Santa Barbara with her partner and their two dogs,.

Contact Me

Please feel free to contact me if you want to discuss a creative project

I might help you with, or would like to request a statement of work. I look forward to connecting with you!

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