Congratulations to Sonya Larson, winner of the 2017 VSC ALSCW Fellowship! Sonya will spend 4 weeks at VSC later this fall.
Sonya's short fiction and nonfiction has appeared or is forthcoming in The Best American Short Stories 2017, American Short Fiction, The American Literary Review, Poets & Writers Magazine, The Writer's Chronicle, Audible.com, West Branch, Salamander, Memorious, 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. This is Sonya’s second fellowship to attend VSC; in 2016, she was awarded the Grace Paley Fiction Fellowship.
Sonya received her B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she served as editor of The Madison Review, and her MFA from the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.
VSC is delighted to continue our partnership with the ALSCW, whose mission is to "promote excellence in literary criticism and scholarship," and to "ensure that literature thrives in both scholarly and creative environments." The next VSC ALSCW fellowship will be offered at VSC's February 15, 2018 Fellowship Deadline.