Taylor Drake was named after the Cabbage Patch doll her mother had as a kid. She graduated with a BA in English and a minor in Religious Studies from Agnes Scott College, and is currently pursuing her MA at the University of Georgia.
Her work has appeared in Outrageous Fortune, The Onyx Review, LURe, The Sigma Tau Delta Rectangle, Persephone’s Daughters, EX/POST Magazine, Stone of Madness Press, and Storm Cellar Quarterly, where she won second place in the 2020 Force Majeure Flash Contest. She also has work forthcoming in the second issue of Wrongdoing Magazine.
When not writing, you'll catch her reading folktales and spending too much time online cataloging human curiosities (“without realizing,” as a professor once said, “that she herself is one as well”).
Awards and other info
"From Monica, With Love." Wrongdoing Magazine, Issue II (In press).
"cow stomach essay 2." Stone of Madness Press, Issue 14 (September 2021).
"screwdrivers." EX/POST Magazine. Issue III (May 2021).
“Rumination.” Storm Cellar Quarterly. Volume 9.1 (Winter 2021): 4-6. 2nd Winner in the 2020 Force Majeure Flash Contest. You can buy the issue here.
"the fantastic form of a relation between things." The Sigma Tau Delta Rectangle, Volume 96 (Winter 2021): 95-101
"Wondertales.” Persephone’s Daughters. Issue 7 (Winter 2020).
“Carlos.” Outrageous Fortune. Issue 11.1 (Winter 2019). This story was written as a thematic response to "I Go Back To Berryman's" and published with the author's permission. You can check out the author's other work here.
"Culture as Violence in Carmen Maria Machado's 'Especially Heinous: 272 Views of Law & Order: SVU.'" SAMLA News, Volume 42 (In Press).
"Narrative Experience and Intergenerational Aggression in Genesis 6:1-4.". The Onyx Review: The Interdisciplinary Research Journal. Vol. 6, no. 1 (Spring 2020): 1-23
"'For my dear wife had no hands': Sexuality and Objectification in a Modern Maiden Without Hands Folktale." LURe: Literary Undergraduate Research in English, Volume 10 (Fall 2020): 5-20
“The Cannibal Mother: Philip Pullman’s The Golden Compass and the Sexual Anxieties of Bluebeard Folktales.” The Onyx Review: The Interdisciplinary Research Journal. Vol. 3, no. 1 (Fall 2017): 9-20. Winner of the Louise McKinney Literary Award.
Awards and Other Info
• Louise McKinney Literary Award, Agnes Scott College, 2017 - received $500 cash award for best literary analysis essay submitted that term.
• 2nd Prize in the 2020 Force Majeure Flash Contest, Storm Cellar Quarterly, 2020 - received $200 cash award and publication for second best flash fiction submitted.
• Sara Wilson Glendinning Journalism Award, Agnes Scott College, 2020 - received $1750 cash award for outstanding junior or senior planning to pursue a career in writing, communications, or journalism.
• Undergraduate Student Essay Award, South Atlantic Modern Language Association, 2021 - received $125 cash award for most outstanding undergraduate student presentation given at the previous year's conference.
• Best of the Net (Nomination), Persephone's Daughters, 2021 - Nominated for the Best of the Net creative nonfiction awards for my essay, "Wondertales," from issue seven of Persephone's Daughters.
• South Atlantic Modern Language Association, 2020
• Sigma Tau Delta, International Honor Society for English Studies, Invited Junior Year at Agnes Scott College, 2019
• Theta Alpha Kappa, National Honor Society for Religious Studies and Theology, Invited Senior Year at Agnes Scott College, 2020
“Culture as Violence in Carmen Maria Machado's ‘Especially Heinous: 272 Views of Law & Order: SVU.’” 92nd South Atlantic Modern Language Association Annual Conference. Virtual, November 14, 2020.
“Call Me Isabel: The Problem of Prince Edward.” Sigma Tau Delta 2020 International Convention. Las Vegas, Nevada, March 28, 2020. (Event cancelled due to COVID-19.)
“'For my dear wife had no hands': Sexuality and Objectification in a Modern Maiden Without Hands.” 27th Annual Institute for Women’s Studies Student Research Symposium. Athens, Georgia, February 28, 2020.