Gabrielle Bellot is a staff writer and part-time editor for Literary Hub, and also works as Head Instructor at Catapult. She grew up in the Commonwealth of Dominica. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Guardian, Shondaland, Guernica, Slate, Tin House, The Paris Review Daily, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Cut, VICE, Electric Literature, The Normal School, TOR.com, and many other places. Her essays have appeared in a number of anthologies, including Indelible in the Hippocampus: Writings from the Me Too Movement (2019), Can We All Be Feminists? (2018), and We Wear the Mask: 15 True Stories of Passing in America (2017). She is the recipient of the 2016 Poynter Fellowship from Yale and also holds a Legacy Fellowship from Florida State University. Bellot holds both an MFA (2012) and a PhD (2017) in Fiction from Florida State University, and currently teaches classes at Catapult. She has been a panelist and guest lecturer at events put on by PEN America, NYU, The Kenyon Review, and others. Formerly a Brooklyn girl, she now lives in Queens, NY.
Her writing tends to focus on global literature, LGBTQIA identities, literary history, exile, the Caribbean broadly, and what it might mean--at least for the day you ask her--to navigate the world as a multiracial transgender woman of colour. Beyond that, she's also a self-confessed lover of astronomy, the ocean, Calvin and Hobbes, Hayao Miyazaki's films, Sonic the Hedgehog games, coffee, and much, much more. She is working on a collection of essays, as well as her first novel.
She also does freelance editing and manuscript evaluation for creative nonfiction, essays, articles, speeches, pitches, short fiction, and novels, as well as other types of projects upon request. To request proofreading, editorial services, sensitivity reads, and/or a critique of a manuscript, please contact her via the Contact page.