Courtney Sender’s fiction 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, and the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival fiction contest. Her stories also appear in The Kenyon Review, AGNI, American Short Fiction, Tin House, The Georgia Review, and others. Her essays and articles have appeared in Salon, The Los Angeles Review of Books, xoJane, and Baltimore Fishbowl, among others.
Courtney holds an MFA from the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars and a B.A. from Yale University, and has taught creative writing at both. She has been awarded fellowships and scholarships from the MacDowell Colony, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Sewanee and Virginia Quarterly Review Writers’ Conferences, the Tin House Writer’s Workshop, Humanity in Action, and the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (Rubys Artist Grant).