Kim’s Bio

Kimberly Parish Davis in the Azaleas


Kimberly Davis holds an MFA in Creative Writing, Editing, and Publishing from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, and a BA from Columbia College-Chicago in Arts and Entertainment Media Management. She spent five years on the editorial staff of Texas Review Press, with two of those as acting director. She filled a number of roles at TRP including layout, cover design, editing, and acquisitions. She is currently the Director at Madville Publishing, where she solicits literary poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. In addition, Kim has been designing websites for 20 years. See her portfolio at Sublime Design Studio.

Kim’s selected writing credits


  • “Garden Variety, by John Hoenig.” Review by Kimberly Davis. JASAT, 2018.

  • “Hitchcock’s Objects as Subjects: The Significance of Things on Screen, by Marc Raymond Strauss.” Review by Kimberly Davis. JASAT, 2016.

  • “Facing the Challenges Inherent in Teaching Online: A Case Study.” Plaza: Dialogues in Language and Literature [Online], 3.2 (2013): 45-61. 

  • Crewing Aboard a Superyacht – A Guide to Working Afloat. London: Adlard Coles Nautical. 2004.

  • “What Makes a ‘Weather Guy’? An Interview” Employment Times. Vol. 5, Issue 20. 19 May 2003.

  • She is currently editing a collection of essays about Paul Ruffin and ghost writing the memoir of Ron Kenney, an English jockey who came to Texas in 1960 and worked for some of the best known thoroughbred owners in Texas.


  • “The Archaeologist Dreams of Sleep.” The Sam Houston State Review. Huntsville: Texas Review Press (2014). Poetry.


  • “The Meek Inherit.” FLAR (2018).

  • “Chumming for Sharks.” The Helix Magazine (2017).

  • “Sea Legs.” The Sam Houston State Review (2014) and The Helix Magazine (2017).

  • “The Messenger.” The Sam Houston State Review (2014) and The Helix Magazine (2017).

  • Her novel-in-progress, Finding Cabo Rojo, made it to the semi-finals of the 2017 Faulkner-Wisdom competition, and she has two other novels-in-progress.