Hello! I’m Caroliena Cabada, and I’m a writer currently based in Ames, Iowa. I’m the recipient of the 2018-2019 Pearl Hogrefe Fellowship in Creative Writing at Iowa State University where I’m pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing and Environment.

Previously, I was a Social Media Associate for the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Food and Sustainable Agriculture program, which included the NRDC and Ad Council’s Save The Food public service campaign. Before that, I was an Editorial Assistant at the Rockefeller University Press, a Summer Resident Assistant at New York University, and I’ve had internships in social media, communications, and public relations for nonprofits in New York City. I earned a BA in Chemistry from New York University.

On the side I (try to) keep up a blog called Food Forests Forever, which focuses on environmentally-friendly food systems and re-greening projects around the world. I’ve blogged previously at Polyprotic Amory. My writing has been published in the Minetta Review, and here and there around the internet.



Author Toolbox Blog Hop: Building a reputation (beyond writing and publishing)

Let me say this first: The best way to increase your writing reputation is to get published. Whether it’s publishing a well-received indie or self-pubbed title, or getting published in literary journals or widely-read magazines, getting your work out there, from what I understand, is the way to demonstrate that you are a writer of …


I feared that I would end up putting so much time and effort into something that just wouldn’t work.


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