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Sonya Larson

Assistant Director
sonya@grubstreet.org
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Sonya Larson's short fiction and nonfiction has appeared or is forthcoming in The Best American Short Stories 2017, American Short Fiction, the American Literary ReviewPoets & Writers, The Writer's Chronicle, Audible.com, West Branch, Salamander, Del Sol Review, The Red Mountain Review, and The Hub. She has received awards and honors from Best American Short Stories 2017 and 2015, Glimmer Train, Meridian, Salamander, the American Literary Review, the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is at work on a novel about a Chinese community living in rural Mississippi in the 1930s, which earned her an Emerging Artist Award from the St. Botolph Club Foundation. In 2016 she was awarded the Grace Paley Fiction Fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center.

Sonya received her B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she served as editor of The Madison Review, and is currently studying fiction in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.

She is the Assistant Director of the Muse and the Marketplace, and oversees the staff, organization, sponsorship, and execution of GrubStreet's annual conference of 800+ writers, guest authors, literary agents, editors, and publishing innovators. Sonya also represents GrubStreet at conferences nationwide, including AWP, the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and Book Expo America. 

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