Kate Mahony has an MA in Creative Writing from the International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University, Wellington. She was a finalist in the Katherine Mansfield Award in 2008 for her story A Good Person, and her short story, Jump, Jump, Jumping (Blue Fifth Review, Fall Quarterly, 2013) was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her short story Freedom was awarded second place in the 2014 Takahe Short Story competition. The Journey received Honourable Mention in the Fish Publishing International Short Story competition 2015. Her short fiction has appeared in Turbine, Best New Zealand Fiction Volume 6, (Random House, 2009), Takehe 71, 74, 83, and 86, the International Literary Quarterly, (Vol 16) Tales for Canterbury (Random Static), Flash Frontier, Blue Crow Magazine, Blue Fifth Review, Microw, Blackmail Press, 4th Floor Magazine, The Island Review, Headland Literary Journal, Blink Ink, Litro New York, Landmarks, National Flash Fiction Day 2015 Anthology UK, Sweet As, contemporary short stories by New Zealanders (anthology 2014) Headland Literary Journal, Berlin Fiction Kitchen, Fictive Dream, Bonsai: Best small stories from Aotearoa New Zealand (Canterbury University Press, 2018) and Mayhem (Waikato University, 2019).