Web site: http://www.SarahGerkensmeyer.com
Sarah Gerkensmeyer teaches creative writing at SUNY Fredonia in Fredonia, New York, where she lives with her husband and two young sons (Simon, four years old and Charlie, one and a half). She has spent time during two consecutive winters at Ragdale and was awarded a waiter scholarship to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference in Vermont. She received her MFA from Cornell University in 2004. She is at work on her first novel.
Sarah was formally presented at the Pen Parentis Andaz Literary Salon at its new location in the glamorous Andaz Wall Street (private dining room at Wall&Water) on September 11th, 2012, alongside Pen Parentis readers John Reed, Theodore Hamm, and Renee Steinke.
Sarah was a finalist for the 2011 Italo Calvino Prize for Fabulist Fiction, judged by Aimee Bender. Her first short story collection, “What You Are Now Enjoying,” recently won the 2012 Autumn House Press Fiction Contest, judged by Stewart O’Nan, and is forthcoming in February 2013 from Autumn House Press.
Sarah’s stories have appeared in several journals, including The Massachusetts Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Sonora Review, North Dakota Quarterly, The Nebraska Review, Redivider, and Cream City Review.
Read one of her short stories here: http://www.massreview.org/current-issue
Here is a link to her latest story: http://www.guernicamag.com/fiction/dear-john/
Her prize-winning story collection "What You are Now Enjoying" will be published on February 15, 2013 by Autumn House Press.
Sarah will be reading from her winning work at AWP in Boston in March 2013. Look for her reading in the Harvard Bookstore in the Spring.