About Me


Kelly Ward is a writer and editor living and working in Toronto. She is a graduate of York University with a major in English Literature and a minor in Creative Writing. Her fiction, poetry, and journalism have appeared in various publications across Canada including Matrix Magazine, Word Magazine, SubTerrain, Existere, Taddle Creek and various other literary journals. Her short story "The Night Shift" won the Lush Triumphant Award for Fiction. Her story "A Girl and a Dog on a Friday Night" appears in The Journey Prize Stories 29: The Best of Canada's New Writers. She has also worked in-house at various publishing houses in marketing, editorial, production, and ghost writing capacities. Keep it Beautiful is her first book.

The following is a video of a March 2013 reading from Keep it Beautiful: