Published Writing by Karen Fayeth

Artist's CV

Find some of Karen's writing on Medium

For Professional inquiries: karen at karenfayeth dot com


February 2023

Karen was delighted to become part of the Chicken Soup for the Soul family of writers. Her story "Status Report" about her fiesty little cat was included in the book Chicken Soup for the Soul: Lessons Learned from my Cat.

The book is available from the Chicken Soup website, from Amazon, and in bookstores everywhere.

September 2022

As part of its 50th Anniversary celebrations, Bay Area Rapid Tranist (BART) held its first ever writing contest, called BART Lines.

Karen's story "Swim, Swam, Swan" was selected as one of thirty finalists who, in addition to a cash prize, have their story loaded and available on the Short Edition story dispensers found in BART stations around the Bay Area.

This is an incredible honor and Karen is very excited to announce that in addition to the shory story dispensers in the Bay Area, Short Edition pushed her story out to all of their dispensers worldwide.

The story can also be found on the Short Edition website, here is the link: Swim, Swam, Swan

March 2022

Karen has been shopping a little spy short story for a while and is delighted that "The Blue Pony" found a home with a powerful literary magazine in her homestate of New Mexico. Karen is grateful to the editors of Chapter House Journal, a literary journal published by the Institute of American Indian Arts.

December 2021

It was a year from acceptance to publishing, a beautiful wait. Now Karen is delighted to announce that her story "The Violin, The Lion, and the Truth" has been published in Evening Street Review #32. It can be read on Kindle and Google Play.


May 2021

Karen had a wonderfully unique experience with Grub Street Literary Magazine. Not only did she work with world class editors to publish her story Always, she also had the chance to include an audio reading of her story. Yep, that's Karen's voice!

Check out both the text and the audio here:


October 2020

In the midst of these strange pandemic days, supporting the arts and artists is as important as ever.

Finding creativity with so much going on can be a challenge. Karen has certainly been struggling with creativity and writing new work, but in the spirit of normalization, she has kept up with submitting her stories.

It is our great pleasure to share her story "Possibilities. And Turtles," which recently found a home in Bindweed Magazine.

Read the story here:


June 2020

Karen's short story collection, "A Delicate Pain" was selected as a semifinalist in the Sundress Publications 2020 Prose Open Reading Period.

Karen is incredibly grateful to the editors at Sundress Publications and looks forward to finding a home for this exciting new collection.


February 2020

To celebrate love, Columbia Journal's 2020 Valentines Day edition included Karen's nerdy little love story titled "Pink Salt,"

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January 2020

Karen's Story "Straw Men" was published in Digitial Issue #6 of Headway Quarterly. This story had been shopped around for almost a decade and finally found its perfect home. Karen is excited to share this story with you.

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Winter 2019

In response to a contest prompt for Political Satire (and Karen's not much into politics), Karen had a lot of fun writing "From Aardvark to Zymurgy," which has now been published in the Fall/Winter 2019 issue of Glint Literary Journal.

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Spring 2019

Getting a little creepy, Karen takes a turn for the weird in The Housewarming Gift, which can be found in the print of edition of The Offbeat literary journal.

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February 2019

Memories of growing up in New Mexico are a big part of Karen's work, and she's excited to share that her essay titled "In The Flow," which is about the early days of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, has been published in a new literary journal called The Story Pub.

Read the short essay here:

November 2018

Karen's jaunty story of the sea titled "The Good Buoy" has found a happy home in Switchback Journal.

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September 2018

Karen is honored that her story Holy Water was included in Steadfast Trekkers: A Lowestoft Chronicle Anthology.

The book is available where most books are sold including Alibris, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble.

June 2018

Karen's baseball story, a light bit of historial fiction titled "The Dilemma," was published in Issue 13 of SLAB Literary Magazine.

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April 2018

Karen's first foray into the fantasy genre, a short story named "Taboo," has found a happy home in the Winter/Spring 2018 issue of Gloom Cupboard, a wonderful well established online litzine.

Read the story here:

November 2017

Karen's sci-fi short story "Human Sounds" is published in Existere, Journal of Arts and Literature, from York University in Toronto, Canada.

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September 2017

Karen's slightly creepy short story "Bugging Out" is published in The Penman Review.

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April 2017

Karen's short story "Raspberry Vanilla Zephyr" is published in Hawai'i Pacific Review.

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March 2017

Karen's short story "Turning Time" is published in Volume 2, Number 3, the March 2017 issue of Drunk Monkeys.

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November 2015

Karen's short story "The Seal" (formerly titled "Family Harmony") is published in the November - December 2015 issue of Ragazine.cc, The Global Online Magazine of Arts, Information & Entertainment.

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October 2015

Karen's short story "When Opportunity Knocks You Down" is published in the 2015 issue of The Griffin Literary Journal.

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June 2015

Karen's short story "Sangre del Toro" is published in the Spring 2015 issue of Jet Fuel Review, a high octaine literary journal.

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June 2014

Karen's short essay "Mariachi's On The Side" is published in The Tower Journal literary magazine.

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October 2013

Karen's short story "What Liebniz Never Learned" is published in The Storyteller literary magazine.

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May 2013

Karen's fiction short story "Quick Quick, Slow" is published in the May 2013 edition of Foliate Oak literary magazine. Read the story here:

December 2012

Karen's essay "Merit Badge" is published in Wild Violet Literary Magazine.

Read it here.

October 2011

Karen's article titled "Whoa, Nellie!" featuring Nellie's Cafe in Las Cruces, New Mexico is included in the October 2011 New Mexico Magazine.

Read the article.

September 2011

Karen's article titled "Outings: Las Cruces, Renaissance Theater" featuring the Rio Grande Theatre in Las Cruces, New Mexico is included in the September 2011 New Mexico Magazine.

Read the article.

Or see the article at the magazine's website: click here.

Karen is also featured in the Storytellers section of the print edition.

June 2011

Karen's Living New Mexican article titled "Mission Accomplished" featuring Ardovino's Desert Crossing in Sunland Park, New Mexico is included in the June 2011 "Going Places" section of New Mexico Magazine.

Read the article.

June 2011

Karen's short story "The Broken One" has been awarded first place at the 2011 San Mateo County Fair.

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Karen was the special guest of Ann Arbor during the Unbedtime Stories segment of Ann's show "Dancing in the Fast Lane" on Bay Area radio station KFJC.