about

Sarah Twombly

Sarah Twombly is an award-winning author of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. She is known for her evocative, genre-bending style, and for writing into culturally marginalized spaces, like parenthood and addiction.

She has worked as a roadie, cashier, professor, anthropologist, literary agent, copywriter, organizational strategist, and political organizer. She has trekked the Himalayas, been scuba diving with dragons (komodo dragons), and survived a pandemic home alone with two young children. During her career in publishing she worked with authors like Sigrid Nunez and Carol Anshaw. During her corporate career, she worked with brands like Google, Colgate, Obama for America, and MoMA.

It is only in the last few years, since having children, that she has turned to writing full-time. Becoming a parent was a profoundly isolating experience;  through writing, she found solace, and her voice.

She occasionally works as a freelance editor, offering feedback and guidance to authors at all stages of their careers.

Sarah’s work has appeared in the New York Times, Esquire Magazine, Contrary Magazine, Scary Mommy, Atticus Review, and Hippocampus, among others, and is forthcoming from Prairie Schooner and Décor Maine. She has received fellowships from Pam Houston’s WritingXWriters, and the Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing. She is the recipient of the Maine Literary Award for Short Nonfiction, the Glascock Prize in Poetry, and the Katherine McFarland Prize for fiction, and was nominated for Best of the Net 2021. She has run workshops and spoken at various conferences, including BEA, AWP, and the Audio Publishers Association Conference.

She currently lives in the woods of Maine with her wild family and her very tame dog.