Sara Read writes contemporary fiction that aims for both the heart and the mind. Her short stories have been featured in The Missouri Review, Beloit Fiction Journal, and Zone 3 Press, and she has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is represented by Laura Bradford of Bradford Literary Agency.
Before she started writing fiction, Sara got a degree in Women’s Studies from U.C. Santa Cruz. She tried the nine-to-five life for about a nanosecond before moving to rural Virginia to become a flute-maker’s apprentice and traditional fiddle player. Some years and two babies later, she returned to school for a Masters in Nursing. A cancer survivor herself, she now has the distinct privilege of caring for cancer patients.
Sara lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, with her husband, two teens, a terrier, and three snarky cats. She loves a long run, a long road trip, and a long talk with a friend.
"A Boy I Knew Before I Got Like This" (flash fiction) New Reader Magazine, December 2018. This story also received Honorable Mention in the Glimmertrain Very-short Fiction Contest.
"Shift" Beloit Fiction Journal, Spring 2018
"Kimmo in the Pisgah" Missouri Review, Spring 2018.