Colette Sartor‘s stories and essays have appeared in The Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, New York Magazine’s The Cut, Kenyon Review Online, Slice Magazine, Carve Magazine, Hello Giggles, Babble, The Good Men Project, Scary Mommy, Midlife Boulevard, Yahoo Parenting, FiveChapters, Printers Row Journal, The Drum, Paragraph Shorts, Fugue, Redux, Quarterly West, Role Reboot, draft: the blog of process [marginalia], Crab Orchard Review, Prairie Schooner, Colorado Review, Harvard Review, and elsewhere. Among other places, her work has been anthologized in Short Stories from Printers Row, 2013 Press 53 Open Awards Anthology, and Law and Disorder: Stories of Conflict and Crime. She has won a Writers@Work Fiction Prize, a Fugue Prose Award, a Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Award, a Reynolds Price Short Fiction Award, a Press 53 Open Award, an honorable mention in Best American Short Stories, and a Truman Capote fellowship from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she completed her MFA. In addition, her short story collection was shortlisted for the Salt Publishing Scott Prize, was a semi-finalist for the St. Lawrence Book Award, and was a finalist for the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction.
Colette has taught writing for over fifteen years and currently teaches at UCLA Extension Writers’ Program as well as privately. As a freelance editor, she has edited numerous fiction and nonfiction projects, including a creative writing textbook, and she served as senior fiction editor for the prize-winning Pif Magazine. For students and other writers, she curates a variety of resources concerning craft, submission, publication, community, mentoring, and other writing-related topics on her page, Writers’ Resources, and on her Facebook page, Colette Sartor’s Writing Resources.
She is the Co-Executive Director and Co-Feature Manager of CineStory Foundation, a nonprofit mentoring organization that pairs aspiring television writers and screenwriters with entertainment industry professionals as mentors. A New Jersey refugee, she lives in Los Angeles with her husband, son, and very large German Shepherd.