"Worshippers" (essay) - Michigan Quarterly Review, forthcoming
"Well Behaved" - Antioch Review, Apr. 2018
"Animal Rhetoric" - Prairie Schooner, Oct. 2017
Lawrence Foundation Award for best story published in 2017
"Runway" - Alaska Quarterly Review, Sep. 2017
"Distinguished Story" in Best American Short Stories 2018
"Another Washington" - Wigleaf, Feb. 2017
"Blood Oath" - Knee Jerk Magazine, Apr. 2016
"'Terrorism has warped the way we hear Arabic" - The Washington Post, Apr. 2016
Syndicated on: Chicago Tribune, The Daily News, The News Tribune, Newsday, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The Press Democrat, Watertown Daily Times, Buenos Aires Herald, and Republika (Indonesia)
"Cashmere" - Necessary Fiction, Feb. 2016
"The 12 Steps (Of Making Amends to a Dog)" - SmokeLong Quarterly, Aug. 2015
"Variations on a Dying Swan" - Women Arts Quarterly 4.1, Jan. 2014
"The Pygmy Queen" - Nimrod Awards 33, 2011
Honorable Mention for the Henfield Prize and the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Fiction
"It felt strange to be sober during a time of national upheaval. My adulthood had encompassed other historical moments . . . but I was buffered for each of them by layers of substances. I was surprised by the strength of my feelings for my country. The only stimuli previously capable of getting me to these emotional depths were hangovers and bad boyfriends.
My students were gentle with me the next day. I was most worried about how they would be affected, but the outcome was more shocking for me than it was for them. 'I’m not surprised,' said Khalil. 'My parents told me America was racist.'"
- "Worshippers," forthcoming in MQR
" We used to get drunk; now, we get waxed. I just do my bikini line, but my waxer Sierra wants me to do a Brazilian. 'It’s just a suggestion,' she says, because she’s also my sponsor, and sponsors are only supposed to make suggestions. Sierra’s boyfriend works in big data, and he claims over two-thirds of women in San Francisco get Brazilians, but she says it’s not about him. It’s about overcoming fear and stimulating endorphins."
- "Well Behaved" in Antioch Review
Caitlin Kindervatter-Clark "balances humor and grief the way a skilled bartender mixes a drink; she makes the complex look easy. '12 Steps' is funny without being trivial, sad but not overwhelmingly so, intelligent but not pretentious, casually pretty (a tough trick to pull off). Her story could easily fall into despair, but the hope is too strong. The writing is too strong."
- E.A. Aymar on SmokeLong Quarterly