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Cole Nagamatsu
This 2020, Cole Nagamatsu is mentoring Adult
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Cole Nagamatsu
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Cole Nagamatsu is the author of the YA contemporary fantasy We Were Restless Things, from Sourcebooks Fire. Her short fiction has been published online and in print at cream city review, Tin House, and West Branch, among other publications. She is the editor-in-chief of Psychopomp Magazine, a journal of genre-bending prose. By day she’s a creative writing professor, and when she isn’t teaching or writing, she’s usually reading, watching horror movies, or playing video games. Cole was born and raised on the east coast but now resides in Minnesota with her partner and their cat, Kalahira.

For Pitch Wars 2020, Cole Nagamatsu is co-mentoring with Sequoia Nagamatsu.

Favorite Books

Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King
Mr. Fox by Helen Oyeyemi

Years Mentored
2018, 2019, 2020