The Kerouac Project

Current Writers


Sarah Rose Etter

Sarah Rose Etter is the author of Tongue Party, and The Book of X (Two Dollar Radio), her first novel, which was a finalist for The Believer Book Award and long-listed for the VCU Cabell First Novelist Prize. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Guernica, BOMB, Gulf Coast, The Cut, VICE, Philadelphia Weekly and more. She has been awarded writing residences at Disquiet International program in Portugal and the Gullkistan Writing Residency in Iceland. She holds degrees from Penn State University and Rosemont College. She currently lives in Austin, TX.


Gwen Mullins

Gwen Mullins is an essayist, novelist, and short story writer. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in African American Review, The Bitter Southerner, PANK, The New Guard, Sixfold, descant (Frank O’Connor Award), Green Mountains Review, Numéro Cinq, and Social Justice Anthologies, among others. Gwen is currently working on her second novel as well as a short story collection. She holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and she works at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga as a writing consultant and tutoring coordinator.


Tricia Romano

Tricia Romano is an award-winning writer who is currently working on an oral history about the Village Voice for Public Affairs (Hachette), tentatively titled, Commies, Hippies, Pinkos, Queers!: An Uncensored Oral History of the Village Voice, the Newsweekly that Changed the World. It will be her first book.

She is the former editor-in-chief of The Stranger, the Seattle alternative newspaper, and was a staff writer at the Seattle Times. From 1999 to 2008, she was a columnist for the Village Voice, where she was the recipient of the 2006 Newswomen’s Club of New York Front Page Award for Best Feature for a story about sobriety in the nightlife industry, “The Sober Bunch.”

Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Daily Beast, Men’s Journal, Rolling Stone, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles magazine, Dame, New York, Longreads, Elle, Marie Claire, and more. Her story about modern dating, “Amazon Is Killing My Sex Life,” was chosen by the late New York Times reporter David Carr for his Boston University writing course, “Press Play.” She is a 2019 MacDowell Colony fellow.


Tanya Grae

Tanya Grae is the debut author of Undol  (YesYes Books, 2019), a National Poetry Series finalist. Her awards include the Florida Book Award, a Kingsbury Fellowship, the Academy of American Poets Prize, and the Tennessee Williams Poetry Prize, selected by Yusef Komunyakaa. Her poems and essays appear in American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, AGNI, Prairie Schooner, Missouri Review, Massachusetts Review, and elsewhere. She lives in Tallahassee and is currently a PhD candidate at Florida State University. Find out more at

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