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Carol Culver Rzadkiewicz

Lafayette, Louisiana, United States


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Carol Culver Rzadkiewicz was the winner of the annual award for fiction at the 2003 Acadiana Writers Conference and nominated Author of the Month (May 2006) by South Lit, a journal of contemporary Southern literature. In addition, her short stories have appeared in numerous journals, including Predicate, Santa Fe Writers Project Literary Journal, Toasted Cheese, Zine5, The New Review, and The Sun; moreover, she is also the Topic Editor for Writing Memoirs and Feature Writer at Suite 101. She also has five blogs: Georgia Southern Exposure, The Diet Station, On Grammar and Writing, Feng Shui Cosmos, and her latest venture, Student Study Skills 101.

Her first novel, Mustang Summer, was released by Publish America in January 2008; her second novel, Objects Are Closer Than They Appear, which originated from one of her short stories of the same title, was released in digital format in August 2008, by e-Books-UK, a e-publisher in the United Kingdom, again in August 2009, in hard-copy by Woodlord Publishing, also of the UK, and then yet again for download to Kindle in 2011. Her collection of stories, The Second Coming and Other Stories, was serialized in Predicate Magazine over a period of several months in 2008; and her third novel, Separate but Equal, was a quarterfinalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest in 2009, after which it was published in 2010 by Woodlord Publishing. Finally, she recently contributed a long story to a four-author collaboration that is slated for release in 2012.

If you would like to read some of her work, please visit the following sites:

Predicate Literary Journal:

Suite 101


Toasted Cheese Literary Journal:

Santa Fe Writers Project:

Her Personal Web Pages:

Interests: Writing, reading, horseback riding, bicycling, gardening, hiking, and trout fishing

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • Mustang Summer: A Novel
  • Objects Are Closer Than They Appear
  • The Second Coming
  • Separate but Equal
  • Predicate Literary Journal
  • Stones in Her Pockets