I write Short Stories, Novels, Creative Nonfiction, Memoir.
Originally from the burbs, I currently live in Brooklyn, New York. I am also a parent.


Author’s Bio

Courtney Zoffness is a writer of fiction and nonfiction. She holds graduate degrees from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Arizona, and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania. The former managing editor of the Earth Times, she’s published writing in The Rumpus, Indiana Review, Washington Square, Tampa Review, the international Fish Prize Stories anthology, and elsewhere. She’s received fellowships or awards from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Vermont Studio Center, the Dorot Foundation, Best New American Voices, and Yale University, among others. One time, she ghostwrote an autobiography for a 55-year-old Syrian Jewish man. Zoffness has taught at Yale University, the College of New Jersey, the University of Pennsylvania, the Smithsonian Institution, Allegheny College, the University of Freiburg in Germany. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and son.

Publications and Prizes


Fish Prize Stories anthology (Ireland)


Indiana Review, The Rumpus, Tampa Review, Washington Square, Saint Ann’s Review, Redivider, Peregrine, etc.


2013 NYC Emerging Writer Fellowship at The Center for Fiction
Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference scholarship
Vermont Studio Center residency
Best New American Voices nominations

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