April Sopkin lives in Richmond, Virginia. Her work appears/is forthcoming in Carve Magazine, Southern Indiana Review, The Southampton Review, failbetter, SAND Journal, and elsewhere. Her work has won the Raymond Carver Short Story Contest (2019) and the Frank McCourt Memoir Prize (2018). In support of her writing, April has been awarded fellowships and artist residencies from the Tin House Summer Workshop, Norman Mailer Center, Hypatia-in-the-Woods, Jentel, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She is working on a novel-in-stories and an essay collection.