Carrie Naughton is a freelance bookkeeper who writes speculative fiction, environmental essays, and poetry.  Her poetry has been published in Strange Horizons, The Tishman Review, and Star*Line, and her novelette ‘Wool Rider’ was published by the online journal Silver Blade.  She blogs frequently on this website about whatever captures her interest – everything from Charles Darwin to West African pop music.  She is in love with Wyoming and and plans to marry it soon.


My currently-reading shelf:
Carrie Naughton's book recommendations, liked quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists (currently-reading shelf)

Published Works


‘Moose Bell’ in Blood, Water, Wind and Stone: An Anthology of Wyoming Writers, November 2016

‘Noxious Weeds’ at Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, September 2016

‘Moose Bell’ at Gravel, September 2016

‘Crux’ at Atlas and Alice, February 2016

‘Bizness’ after Eminem’s “Business” – Song of the Week at Coldfront, October 2015

‘Horse Lubber’ in The Tishman Review, October 2015

‘Bodega Dunes’ in Strange Horizons, September 2015

My reading of ‘Bodega Dunes’ on Strange Horizons Podcast, September 2015

‘Scale Wing’ in the Prairie Mountain issue of Up The Staircase Quarterly, August 2015

‘Ninevah’ at The Fem, July 2015

‘Texarkana Tap Water’ at Words Dance, May 2015

‘Uncanny Valley Trail’ in Star*Line Spring 2015

‘Iphigenia’ in NonBinary Review Issue #4, Bulfinch’s Mythology, March 2015

‘Smokenstocks’ at Words Dance, March 2015

‘This is the ocean I call Wyoming.’ at Silver Birch Press, February 2015

‘The Messengers’  in Camas Magazine, Spring 2002


Short Stories & Flash Fiction 

‘Roundheels’ in On Spec, 100th Issue, Fall 2015

‘Wool Rider’ in Silver Blade, February 2015


‘The 29th Story’ in freeze frame fiction, January 2015

Included in freeze frame fiction volume iii, available as an ebook on Amazon!




‘The Splendid Mendicants’ at Slink Chunk Press, November 2014


Essays & Reviews

‘Sphinx Moths’ in Field Notes from the Montana Natural History Center, November 2016

‘Last Known’ in Zoomorphic Issue 5, April 2016

‘Woman of Many Voices: Robin Miles narrates Redemption in Indigo’ Luna Station Quarterly, August 2015

‘Though a Door Darkly: Kate Wilhelm’ Luna Station Quarterly, May 2015

‘The Author Who Narrates Her Own Books: Catherynne M. Valente’  Luna Station Quarterly, April 2015

‘Quality of Mercy: Patricia Briggs’ Moon Called’ Luna Station Quarterly, March 2015

‘Memoirs of Yeine: NK Jemisin’s The Hundred Thousand KingdomsLuna Station Quarterly, February 2015

‘Voice of a Star Pilot: Listening to Five-Twelfths of Heaven‘  Luna Station Quarterly, January 2015

‘Where Does Your Writing Reside?’  Funds For Writers, December 2014

‘Which Bird’ in Camas Magazine, Fall 2002


Artist Residencies









August to September 2014  Hypatia-in-the-Woods   Shelton, Washington









November 2013 to March 2014  Elsewhere Studios   Paonia, Colorado








August 2012  Arteles    Haukijärvi, Finland


Writer’s Conferences


June 26-28, 2014      Jackson, Wyoming


  1. Lyuda said:

    Carrie, we miss you already!

    February 5, 2015
    • Carrie said:

      I miss you too! Come visit!

      February 8, 2015
  2. Patricia G. said:

    I love the carefully selected beautiful photos on your site. And the way your site is laid out. Very nice. I just read your article on Hope Clark’s Funds for Writers site encouraging people to do a writing residency productive vacation. Good idea.

    I don’t have a website yet, and so I notice excellence.

    Best to you!

    December 12, 2014
    • Carrie said:

      Patricia, thank you so much! I am a beginning blogger, so that means a lot!

      December 12, 2014

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