Sue Granzella

Creative Nonfiction Writer

San Leandro, CA

Author's Bio

Sue Granzella’s writing has been recognized as Notable in Best American Essays, and has won the Naomi Rodden Essay Award and a Memoirs Ink contest. She judges the Humor category of the Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition. Her writing has appeared in at least thirty journals and anthologies, including Masters Review, Full Grown People, Gravel, Ascent, and many others. She recently completed a collection of essays about teaching, and is searching for a publisher. Sue teaches third grade in California’s Bay Area. Contact her at .


Publications & Prizes

Gravel Literary Journal
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Santa Fe Writers Project
Prizes won: 
  • Best American Essays, Notable
  • Memoirs Ink contest
  • Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition (multiple)
  • Naomi Rodden Essay Award


Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
*Chitra Divakaruni *Chanel Miller *Louise Erdrich *Jenny Pritchett
What I'm reading now: 
Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States by Samantha Allen

More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Prefers to work with: 
Children, Immigration, Schools, Teachers
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Last update: Feb 21, 2020