In 2016, April Ford won a Pushcart Prize for her short story “Project Fumarase.” The following year, she served as a Guest Editor for the prize anthology. The Poor Children (SFWP, 2015), her debut collection of stories, was selected by David Morrell to receive Grand Prize for the Santa Fe Writers Project 2013 Literary Awards Program for Fiction. April has held residencies at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts as a Robert Johnson Fellow, and at Ucross Foundation as a Writer in Residence. Her debut novel, Carousel, is forthcoming in spring 2020 with Inanna Publications. She is Associate Publisher of SFK Press.
Selected Awards & Honors:
* Finalist, “If I Have a Daughter,” 2016 Lascaux Prize in Poetry.
* Guest Editor (prose), 2017 Pushcart Prize anthology.
* Finalist, “The Rag” (personal essay), Beecher’s Magazine‘s 2016 nonfiction contest.
* 2016 Pushcart Prize, “Project Fumarase” (short story).
* First Runner-Up, Carousel: A Novel, 2016 Salt Cay Writers Retreat Merit Scholarship Contest.
* Semi-Finalist, Gentle: A Novel, 2014 William Wisdom–William Faulkner Creative Writing Competition, Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society.
* Finalist, Gentle: A Novel, 2014 Molly Ivors Prize for Fiction, Gorsky Press.
* Grand Prize, The Poor Children: Stories, 2013 Santa Fe Writers Project Literary Awards Program for Fiction.
* Writer in Residence, May/June 2013, Ucross Foundation.
* Finalist, The Poor Children: Stories, 2013 international Scott Prize for a debut short story collection, Salt Publishing, UK.
* Robert Johnson Fellow, February 2013, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.
Click link to download: The Poor Children press release.
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Photo credits: Parker Troischt (left & center), Santa Fe Writers Project (right).