April Sopkin lives outside of Richmond, Virginia. Her work appears in Joyland, Black Telephone Magazine, MIT Technology Review, Carve, Southern Indiana Review, Parhelion Literary Magazine, and elsewhere. Her work has won the Raymond Carver Short Story Contest, the Patricia Aakhus Award, and the Frank McCourt Memoir Prize, and been supported by fellowships and artist residencies from the Tin House Summer Workshop, TENT: Creative Writing, Hypatia-in-the-Woods, Jentel, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She received a dual-genre MFA in Fiction and Nonfiction from Virginia Commonwealth University.