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Heidi Kasa writes fiction and poetry. Kasa's short story "Mechanical Mommy" is forthcoming in The Mixed Bag of Tricks anthology from Murasaki Press in November 2023. Her chapbook, Split, was a finalist for a Black Lawrence Press award in 2019, and was published from Monday Night Press in August 2022. Kasa's story, "Robot You," was shortlisted for a Fractured Lit award in 2021. Her stories, "Ghosts Are Hungry" and "Some Kind of Light" were semifinalists for The Ghost Story flash fiction competition in 2022. Her artist poetry book, Seaweed, was sold at City Lights bookstore in San Francisco. Kasa's writing has appeared in The Racket, Meat for Tea, The Raw Art Review, Monday Night Lit, The Cobalt Cafe, and Ab Terra, among others. She works as an editor and lives in Austin.

Heidi believes in fostering connection and communication, especially with colleagues. Peer learning is a great motivation for her. She remembers staying up nights while in art school discussing work, teachers, and development with her roommates. She is on the Board of the Publishing Professionals Network, co-coordinates the SF Bay Editorial Freelancer's Association chapter, and is an active member in communities of the Writers' League of Texas. She also runs a monthly gathering of artists called The Creator's Life. 

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