Emily B. Cataneo is a writer and journalist currently living in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her short stories have appeared in magazines such as Nightmare, SmokeLong Quarterly, Interfictions: A Journal of Interstitial Arts, The Dark, and Lackington's. She was long-listed for John Joseph Adams’ Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy in 2016, and her debut collection was released in May 2017. Common motifs in her stories include female protagonists and feminism, the Victorian occult, mysterious animals, strange museums, early twentieth century Europe and the aesthetic of fairytales.
As a journalist, Emily started her career reporting full time on local issues for the Boston Globe and seven other newspapers in the Greater Boston area. Since becoming a freelancer, she has reported on stories on three different continents for publications such as The Financial Times, NPR, Atlas Obscura, The Baffler, and Roads & Kingdoms. Her specialty is the eclectic profile: a story of someone who's doing something intriguing with his or her life.
Emily holds a B.A. and a B.S. from Boston University, and is a 2013 graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop in Manchester, N.H. and a 2016 graduate of the Clarion Writers Workshop in San Diego. She is currently pursuing her MFA at North Carolina State University.