April Sopkin lives in Richmond, Virginia. Her work appears or is forthcoming in the Southern Indiana Review, The Southampton Review, Portland Review, SAND Journal, failbetter, Makeout Creek, and elsewhere. Her personal essays have won the Frank McCourt Memoir Prize (2018), as well as the Slice Literary Writers’ Conference “Bridging the Gap” Competition (2017). In support of her writing, April has been awarded artist residencies at the Norman Mailer Center, Jentel, Hypatia-in-the-Woods, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She is working on a novel-in-stories.