Krista writes fiction in fantasy and magical realism, poetry, and creative nonfiction. She is currently pursuing an MFA in creative writing at Drexel University.



FORTHCOMING: “The Movie Theater on Speare” from Timberline Review, Issue 13.

Krista’s speculative fiction short story, “The Water Will Come Back for You,” is published in Issue VI of Mulberry Literary.

“Keziah and the Whale,” a short fiction piece, is published in Kelp Journal’s Issue no. 7.

Krista’s flash fiction piece “The Fate of Seven House Keys: Imaginings” is published in the December 2021 issue of the Bangalore Review.

Winner of the 2020 Julia Peterkin Flash Fiction Contest from South 85 Journal, run by the Converse College Low-Residency MFA program. Her piece, “The Holy Waters of the Ganges,” is published in the journal’s Fall/Winter 2020 issue.

Krista’s short story “Rooks Mate for Life” is published in Volume 3, Issue 1 from Denver-based, indie literary magazine From Whispers to Roars.


Top 10 finalist in the WOW! Women on Writing Q3 2021 Creative Nonfiction Essay contest with her flash essay “Pineapples.”

Krista’s creative nonfiction essay “The God of High and Low Places” is published online in Issue 9, Spring 2021 of Under the Sun.


Krista’s poem “The Bears” is published in Wingless Dreamer’s “Dark Poetry” issue. You can buy the book on their website or on Amazon.


The Refusenik

Krista’s collage accompanied Sue William Silverman’s lovely essay, “The Refusenik,” in the 2022 issue of Under the Sun.

About Krista Beucler

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Originally from Colorado, Krista Beucler received a Bachelor of Arts in creative writing at the University of Mary Washington in Virginia. She was the Editor-in-Chief for Issue 7.2 of the Rappahannock Review, the literary journal published by the University of Mary Washington. Krista is currently pursuing an MFA in creative writing from Drexel University. Krista is a winner of the Julia Peterkin award, and her creative work has been published in Kelp Journal, Mulberry Literary, and South 85 Journal, among others.

Interview with WOW! Women on Writing

The Book Blog

June 2024 Books

New Books Read A Power Unbound by Freya Marske***The Last Binding book 3 of 3**Book Hangover AlertDelightful. Every book in this series has been utterly delightful. This one follows the romance between Lord Hawthorn and Alan Ross, journalist, thief, and seller of pornography who we met in the last book, as they continue to try …

May 2024 Books

Books Reread The Hidden Oracle by Rick RiordanThe Trials of Apollo book 1 of 5CW: child abuse, gaslightingAfter I finished rereading all the Percy Jackson and the Olympians books and all the Heroes of Olympus books, I thought…why not just keep going? So here I am rereading the Trials of Apollo books too. Enjoyable as …

April 2024 Books

Books Reread The Invisible Life of Addie LaRueCW: abusive relationship, alcohol abuse, assault (physical and sexual), death, depression, drugs, prostitution, sexism, suicide (attempted), warI reread this one this month as a reference for one of my MFA classes. A woman in 1714 makes a deal with the Dark to live forever. But there’s a catch, …


Contact Krista at krbeucler@gmail.com or find her on Instagram.