Krystal A. Smith

is creating Short Stories, Poetry, & Experimental Writing

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About Krystal A. Smith

Hi Y'all,
I'm Krystal A. Smith and I write Black, queer speculative fiction, poetry, experimental fiction, and soon to come essays.

When I was teaching I always got such a kick out of seeing students connect with a piece of writing. It would always lead to a moment of discovery or create a question they'd never considered. Sometimes a student would tell me they shared the story with a friend or family member. That they were moved in some way to continue thinking about the words on the page gave me such a good feeling and consistently reminded me that words have power. How cool is that?

When I write I'm moved too. The act of creating is so many things. Exciting, frustrating, scary. But I keep showing up. I've always felt clearest and most present in life when writing/creating. But writing doesn’t always take center stage in daily life. It’s a commitment that sometimes has to take a backseat to work, bills, interruptions, and the like.
I’m coming to patreon for a few reasons. Firstly submission fees have been cramping my style so hard. It’s a huge deterrent in submitting for publication. I would also like to take some dedicated time to write at a retreat to make progress on my works in progress (a novel, a chapbook, and a new collection of short stories).
The most important reason, though, is that I have been terrified, for some reason, to be successful, to ask for the things that I need. It sounds so cliché, but I’ve let fear rattle me to pieces. I’m moving forward though. Something is pushing me to act now, move through the fear because it will always exist regardless.
Thank you for bearing witness and for being here.

*If you’d like to make a one-time offering, consider making a paypal contribution to [email protected] or purchase my short story collection Two Moons from
BLF Press - Celestial beings, women in love, talking rabbits, and goddesses work through various stages of life and get the answers they need and maybe weren’t expecting.


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