Courtney Sender’s fiction appears with Graywolf Press, The Kenyon Review, AGNI, American Short Fiction, Tin House, Slice, The Georgia Review, and others.
Her essays and articles appear in The New York Times’ Modern Love, The Atlantic, The Lily at Washington Post, Salon, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and others.
She has won the Glimmer Train fiction open, the Boulevard Emerging Writers contest, the Mississippi Review fiction contest, the Lawrence Prize for best story in Michigan Quarterly Review, the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival fiction contest, and the Glenna Luschei Award from Prairie Schooner.
Courtney holds an MFA from the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars and a B.A. from Yale University, and has taught creative writing at both schools. She has received fellowships and scholarships from the MacDowell Colony, the Corporation of Yaddo, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Sewanee and Virginia Quarterly Review Writers’ Conferences, Humanity in Action, and the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (Rubys Artist Grant).
Just for fun, she also has a degree from Harvard Divinity School.