About

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April Sopkin lives outside of Richmond, Virginia. Her work has appeared in Joyland, Black Telephone Magazine, MIT Technology Review, Carve, Southern Indiana Review, Parhelion Literary Magazine, and elsewhere. She was a 2019 Tin House Scholar and her work has won the Raymond Carver Short Story Contest, the Patricia Aakhus Award, and the Frank McCourt Memoir Prize. April has 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. In 2020, she received a dual-genre MFA in Fiction and Nonfiction from Virginia Commonwealth University, where she now teaches.