About

I'm Kamala Puligandla and I write fiction, essays, and other less structured, often humorous ditties. I have a completed novel manuscript called Zigzags that I'm happy to share and would love to publish.

I attribute my fabulous weirdo status to Oberlin College, and I received my MFA in Fiction from UC Riverside. I've had the great pleasure of attending workshops and residencies at the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, VONA, The Vermont Studio Centers, and The Home School.

I live in my hometown, Oakland, CA, where I also eat, snob, wear elastic-waisted pants, skulk around the farmer's market, attempt to go to the Y, swipe on Tinder, dance at Ships, and thrift for accessories to liven up my style. Previously, I've lived in Portland, OR, Chicago, IL, and Southern California.

I'm very confident that gossip and secrets are the key to every good story, so always feel free to send me yours, and get in touch if you'd like to collaborate.

For the latest & greatest in radical feminist media, check out my friends, muses and co-combantants, Feminist Pizza.