Colette Sartor

Fiction Writer

Los Angeles, CA

Author's Bio

Colette’s short story collection Once Removed and Other Stories (2019, University of Georgia Press) won the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. Her stories and essays have appeared in Kenyon Review Online, Slice Magazine, Carve Magazine, Prairie Schooner, Colorado Review, Harvard Review, and elsewhere. In addition to the Flannery O'Connor Award, she has won a Writers@Work Fiction Prize, a Fugue Prose Award, a Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Award, a Reynolds Price Short Fiction Award, and a Truman Capote fellowship from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she completed her MFA.

Colette has taught writing for over 15 years and currently teaches at UCLA Extension Writers' Program as well as privately. She also cohosts the Literary Roadhouse Bookclub podcast. In addition, she is an Executive Director and the Co-Feature Manager of The CineStory Foundation, a nonprofit mentoring organization that pairs emerging TV writers and screenwriters with entertainment industry professionals as mentors.

Publications & Prizes

Once Removed: Stories (The University of Georgia Press, 2019)
2013 Press 53 Open Awards Anthology (Press 53, 2013)
Main Street Rag: Law and Disorder Anthology (Main Street Rag, 2013)
Naming the World: And Other Exercises for the Creative Writer (Random House, 2008)
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2018 Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction; 2013 Press 53 Open Award; Reynolds Price Short Fiction Award; Writers@Work Fiction Prize; Fugue Fiction Prize; Honorable Meniton Best American Short Stories; $1,500 Chicago Tribune Nelson Algren Award; Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Award; Truman Capote Fellowship, The Iowa Writers' Workshop.

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Last update: May 01, 2019