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Kelly Sundberg

Kelly Sundberg

Ph.D. Candidate

Lindley N160J

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M.F.A., Creative Nonfiction, West Virginia University

B.A., English, West Virginia University

Scholarly Focus

Creative Writing: Non-Fiction


PANK. June 2014. “The Sharp Point in the Middle.”

Guernica. April 2014. “It Will Look Like a Sunset.”

The Collagist. March 2014. “It Was Once Like This Before.”

The Los Angeles Review. Forthcoming. “Mornings, On the Ranch.”

Quarterly West. Spring 2013. “Cruelty Was the Only Thing She Knew.”

The Southeast Review. Spring 2013. “Snow. Angel. Ghost.”

Mid-American Review. Fall 2012. “Indian Creek Solitaire.”

Slice Magazine. Spring 2012. “Like Mourners’ Bread.”

Reed Magazine. 2012. “Runaway.”

Flyway: Journal of Writing and Environment. Spring 2011, Print Anthology 2012. “Demolition.”

Fringe. Fall 2010. Secrets and Lies.

Paper Presentations

2011: “Supporting Returning Adult Women in the Composition Classroom.” College Conference for Composition and Communication. Atlanta, GA.

Conference Presentations

2014: “Getting Short-Form Nonfiction to Readers: A Publication Discussion.” Associated Writing Programs. Seattle, WA.


2014: Finalist, “Disquiet Literary Prize.” Awarded a Grant to the Disquiet Literary Contest in Lisbon, Portugal.

2013: “Like Mourners Bread” listed as a Notable Essay in Best American Essays, edited by Cheryl Strayed.

2013: Artist’s Grant to the Vermont Studio Center Writing Residencies.

2012: Finalist, The Southeast Review’s Narrative Nonfiction Award.

2011: Slice Magazine’s “Bridging the Gap” award for an emerging writer.

2011: Rebecca Mason Perry Scholarship Recipient for an outstanding first-year graduate student.

2011: Zeirold Creative Writing Endowed Scholarship at West Virginia University.


2012, 2014: Pushcart Prize

2011: AWP, Intro Prize

2011: AWP, Discovered Voices Award

Courses Taught

  • ENG 1510



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