April’s story “Project Fumarase” won a 2016 Pushcart Prize—she thanks Southern author Dale Ray Phillips (My People’s Waltz) for a rigorous revision, at which she might have initially balked. Her debut story collection, The Poor Children, won Grand Prize for the Santa Fe Writers Project 2013 Literary Awards Program for Fiction. April has held residencies at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and Ucross Foundation. Her debut novel, Carousel, is forthcoming in 2019 with Inanna Publications.
FRED G. LEEBRON: Senior Advisor
Fred Leebron has published four novels and over fifty short stories. For years he was the Bookshelf Advisor to Ploughshares, and has also reviewed books for the Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Provincetown Arts, and other venues. Awards for his writing include an O. Henry Award and a Pushcart Prize.