Sarah Twombly

About Me

I am an award-winning author of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, known for writing between genres.

The more I write, the less I focus on literary categories, and the more I focus on the shape of my truth. There is a freedom in writing this way. Every time I sit at my desk, I discover some miraculous new thing language can do.

My professional literary career began in the editorial department of Esquire Magazine, and then as an assitant at the Joy Harris literary agency. I pivoted into copywriting and brand strategy, working with entities like Google, MoMA, and the Obama Foundation, as I pursuing my MFA in fiction at the Vermont College of Fine Arts.

My work has received fellowships from Pam Houston’s WritingXWriters, and the Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing. I am the recipient of the Maine Literary Award for short nonfiction, the Glascock Prize in Poetry, and the Katherine McFarland Prize for fiction. I have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, and Best Microfiction.

I freelance as an editor and brand strategist, and am currently at work on my first book-length project. I live in the woods of Maine with my wild family, and very tame dog.

Selected Work

Contrary Magazine, 2021

Decor Maine, 2021

Waterwheel Review, 2021

Atticus Review, 2020

Scary Mommy, 2020

Hippocampus Magazine, 2016

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