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April Ford

Photo: Bernardo Fernandez 2019

April Ford’s first book, The Poor Children (2015) was shortlisted for the international Scott Prize for a debut short story collection, and her story “Project Fumarase” was among the winning pieces featured in the 2016 Pushcart Prize anthology. In 2019, Frog Hollow Press released her second book, Death Is a Side-Effect: Poems.

April received her B.A. in Creative Writing and Professional Writing from Concordia University (Montreal, Quebec), and her M.F.A. in Fiction from Queens University of Charlotte (Charlotte, North Carolina). She has spent time at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts as a Robert Johnson Fellow, and at Ucross Foundation as a Writer in Residence.  Her writing has appeared in numerous print and online journals, including Grain, New Madrid, Ploughshares, Beecher’s, Atticus Review, SAND, Santa Fe Literary Review, and Gargoyle.

April lives in Montreal. Her debut novel, Carousel, is forthcoming May 14 from Inanna Publications.

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Carousel: A Novel. Inanna Publications and Education Inc., 2020 (forthcoming)
Death Is a Side-Effect: Poems. Frog Hollow Press, 2019
The Poor Children: Stories. SFWP, 2015


Simphiwe Hlatshwayo Teaching Award for Outstanding Part-Time Instructor for State University of New York at Oneonta, 2017
Pushcart Prize for "Project Fumarase" (short story), The Pushcart Prize XL: Best of the Small Presses, 2016
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