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Sara Lippmann

EDUCATION

MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction), New School University, May 2002

BA in English Literature (Honors in Creative Writing) Brown University, May 1997

  • Magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa honors society

Study abroad, Irish history/literature University College of Dublin, 1996

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Adjunct instructor, St. Joseph’s College, Brooklyn, NY 2017-current

Adjunct instructor, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 2017-2018

Fiction Instructor, Ditmas Writing Workshops 2016-2019

Guest lecturer, Rutgers University spring 2014, fall 2015

Guest lecturer, Columbia University summer 2015

Creative Writing Instructor, Camp Ramah in the Poconos, summers 2014-current

Mentor, Girls Write Now, 2012-2013

Full-time English faculty, Interboro Institute, 2003-2005

COURSES TAUGHT

Flash Fiction, The Short Story, Advanced Creative Writing, Introduction to Creative Writing, Jewish Fiction, English Composition (101 & 102), Business Communication, Developmental Writing, Developmental Reading

EDITORIAL EXPERIENCE

Freelance writer 1997-current

Publications include The Rumpus, The Millions, Bustle, Kveller, PANK, American Baby, CityNY, Publishers Weekly, GQ, Details, Trop, Used Furniture Review, Stymie, Buffalo Almanac, Hamptons Country, Bride’s, Philadelphia

Nonfiction editor, Stymie  2009-2010

Criticism editor, LIT  2004-2005

Research/Reporter, SELF  2002-2004

Research Editor, Condé Nast Special Projects  2000-2002

Assistant Editor, GQ 1997-2000

RECOGNITIONS AND AWARDS

  • Judge, Split Lip Chapbook Contest, 2016

  • Nominated, Pushcart Prize, “Secondhand Bursts,” Burrow Press Review 2016

  • Nominated, Best of the Net, “Hey, Baby,” Jellyfish Review 2016 

  • Long-listed, The Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award Doll Palace: Stories (Dock Street Press), 2015

  • Selected, Wigleaf Top 50 [very] short fictions for “Fallen Souffle”, 2016

  • Nominated, Best of the Net (nonfiction) “Review of Dylan Landis’ Rainey Royal” in PANK, 2015

  • Nominated, Best of the Net (fiction) for “Out of the Woods” in Flycatcher 2013

  • Nominated, Pushcart Prize for “Out of the Woods” in Flycatcher 2013

  • Honorable Mention, The Litpub Annual Prose Contest, Doll Palace 2013

  • Finalist, Augury Books Fiction Contest, Doll Palace 2013

  • Awarded, Artist’s Fellowship in Fiction Writing, New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) 2012

  • Nominated, Pushcart Prize, for “Everyone Has Your Best Interests at Heart” in Construction 2013

  • Nominated, Pushcart Prize, for “Houseboy” in BULL: Men’s Fiction 2012

  • Nominated, Pushcart Prize, for “Body Scan” in Connotation Press 2012

  • Nominated, Pushcart Prize, for “This Old Man” in WomenArtsQuarterly, 2011

  • Nominated, Pushcart Prize for “Thank God for the Radio” in Thunderclap 2011

  • Nominated, Pushcart Prize for “Queen of Hearts” in Metazen 2011

  • Selected, Wigleaf Top 50 [very] short fictions for “Wolf Cry” 2012

  • Selected, Wigleaf Top 50 [very] short fictions for “Father’s Day” 2011

  • Runner-up, Our Stories Generations X, Y, Z Fiction Contest for “Whipping Post” 2010

  • Runner-up, Fourth Genre Creative Nonfiction Contest for “The Dying Tradition” 200

  • Finalist, Glimmer Train Family Matters Competition for “God’s Children” 2007

  • Honorable Mention, Baltimore Review Fiction Contest for “Last Dance with Sugar Plum” 2004

  • Finalist, Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers “Out of the Woods” 2002

  • Awarded, Rose Writing Fellow, Brown University 1997

  • Awarded, New Jersey Press Association, First Place Feature Writing, 1997

BOOKS

Doll Palace: Stories Dock Street Press, 2014

ANTHOLOGIES

New Voices of the Holocaust, anthology TK

Stripped, A Collection of Anonymous Flash Fiction, PS Books, “Boy-Girl,” 2012

Mamas & Papas: On the Sublime and Heartbreaking Art of Parenting, City Works Press, “Girl,” 2010

View from the Bed/View from the Bedside, Wising Up Press, “Girl,” 2010

Illness & Grace, Wising Up Press, “The Dying Tradition,” 2007

PUBLISHED FICTION

  • “Tami Bell at College,” F(r)iction Series, forthcoming

  • “Rabbi Tales,” Berfrois 2019

  • “Postcoital,” Flash Fiction Magazine 2019

  • “Don’t You Swim?,” Vol.1 Brooklyn 2018

  • "There's a Joke Here Somewhere and It's on Me," New Flash Fiction Review, 2018 

  • "Don't You Swim?," Vol. 1 Brooklyn, 2018 

  • "Parachutes," Diagram 2018

  • "Har-Tru," Split Lip (print 2018)

  • "Spring," Synaesthesia (print 2017) 

  • "The Feeling You Want," Atticus Review  

  • "Cute!," Storm Cellar 2017

  • "Aromatherapy," Synaesthesia 2017

  • “Body Scan,” “Everyone Has Your Best Interests at Heart,” “Jew,” and “Let All the Restless Creatures Go,” Great Jones Street (reprinted) as Featured Writer of the Month/Book Club, 2017

  • “A Beastly Thing,” Story South 2016

  • “April 5, 1991” Monkeybicycle 2016

  • “Let All the Restless Creatures Go,” Midnight Breakfast 2016

  • “Secondhand Bursts,” Burrow Press Review 2016

  • “Blame the Machine,” Wigleaf 2016

  • “Hey, Baby,” Jellyfish Review 2016

  • “Jerks,” Third Point Press 2015

  • “Charity Case,” People Holding 2015

  • “Too Little, Too Late,” Front Porch 2015

  • “Ambassador of All Forbidden Things,” Storychord 2015

  • “One True Thing,” Corium 2015

  • “Spring Forward,” Santa Fe Literary Review 2015

  • “Pulling Teeth,” LitroNY 2015

  • “Wolf or Deer,” Fiction Southeast 2015

  • “Life Lessons,” People Holding 2015

  • “Runner’s Paradise,” Heavy Feather Review 2015

  • “Doll Palace,” Connotation Press 2014

  • “Swanee,” Joyland 2014

  • “The Second Act,” Tupelo Quarterly 2014

  • “The Best of Us,” Milo Review 2013

  • “All This Happiness,” Valparaiso Fiction Review 2013

  • “Caretakers,” Spittoon 2013

  • “The Guardian,” Blue Fifth Review 2013

  • “Last Night in Big Sur,” Flycatcher Journal 2013

  • “TK,” Wigleaf 2013

  • “Everyone Has Your Best Interests at Heart,” Construction 2013

  • “Foreign Bodies,” The Good Men Project 2013

  • “Once We Were Rabbits,” Lost in Thought 2013

  • “The Last Resort,” Stymie 2012

  • “Ropa Vieja,” Santa Fe Literary Review 2012

  • “Houseboy,” BULL: Men’s Fiction 2012

  • “Some Christmas Special,” Matter Press Journal of the Compressed Arts 2012

  • “Target Girl,” PANK 2012

  • “Indigenous,” Sententia 2012

  • “Body San,” Connotation Press 2012

  • “Wolf Cry,” Smokelong Quarterly 2011

  • “This Old Man,” WomenArts Quarterly 2011

  • “Thank God for the Radio,” Thunderclap 2011

  • “Come See for Yourself,” The Brooklyner 2011

  • “Talisman,” Jewish Fiction 2011

  • “Niddah,” and “Common Trade,” Poetica Magazine 2011

  • “Where Have you Gone, Harrison Bergeron?” Metazen 2011

  • “Queen of Hearts,” Metazen 2011

  • “Looner,” The Northville Review 2011

  • “Whipping Post,” Our Stories 2010

  • “Matrimony,” Nanoism 2010

  • “Babydollz,” Bluestem Magazine 2010

  • “Fallen Souffle,” NANO Fiction 2010

  • “God’s Children,” Potomac Review 2010

  • “Tomorrowland,” Big Muddy 2010

  • “Shipwrecked,” Storyglossia 2010

  • “Girl,” All Things Girl 2010

  • “Father’s Day,” LitnImage 2010

  • “Lovey,” Fiction At Work 2010

  • “Mouthful of Pins,” Six Sentences 2010

  • “Straight and Narrow,” and “Crystal," Litsnack 2010

  • “To Die-For,” Fiction Circus 2009

  • “The Stranger,” Slice Magazine 2009

  • “Jew,” Raleigh Quarterly 2009

  • “Breakfast at Denny’s,” Carve Magazine 2005

  • “Lola Giter,” The Beacon Street Review 2001

LITERARY NONFICTION

  • “Sacred Trash,” The Millions 2019

  • “Good Times,” The Manifest Station 2018

  • “Writing, Wandering, and a Return,” Proximity 2017

  • “Life is Good: I recommend it” Dr. Doctor 2016

  • “On Work and Play,” About.com 2016

  • “My Mother and I Kept this Secret for a Long Time,” Kveller 2016

  • “Turn, Turn, Turn," Rebar Project 2015

  • “Getting Over it,” The Story Prize Blog 2014

  • “My First Time,” The Quivering Pen 2014

  • “My Compliance,” PANK 2014

  • “I am a Pit,” Noo Weekly 2014

  • “Read it Loud: Notes from Storytime,” Used Furniture Review Regular Essay Column Appearing from 2011-2013

  • “Crust, Mantle, Core,” Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood, 2012

  •  “The Dying Tradition,” Fourth Genre 2008

REVIEWS

  • Lust (Revisited) by Susan Minot, Buffalo Almanac 2015

  • Rainey Royal by Dylan Landis for PANK 2015

  • Tel Aviv 1, New York 0 by Shelly Oria for Trop Magazine 2014

  • Bound by Blue by Meg Tuite PANK 2014

  • Dear Lucy by Julie Sarkissian for PANK 2014

  • The Lucky Body by Kyle Coma-Thompson for PANK 2014

  • Could You Be With Her Now by Jen Michalski for PANK 2013

  • Wichita by Thad Ziolkowski for PANK 2012

  • Pulp and Paper by Josh Rolnick for PANK 2012

  • The Little Bride by Anna Solomon for PANK 2011

  • Re:Telling edited by William Walsh for PANK 2011

  • Other People We Married by Emma Straub for PANK 2011

  • Insignificant Gestures by Jo Cannon for PANK 2010

  • The Ringer by Jenny Shank for Stymie 2010

  • The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer for WETA’s The Book Studio 2010

  • Regular reviewer for Publishers Weekly 2002-2005

  • Death in Summer by William Trevor for GQ 1998

  • Foreign Correspondents by Geraldine Brooks for GQ 1998

AUTHOR INTERVIEWS

  • Joanne Ramos, The Rumpus 2019

  • Catherine Chung, The Rumpus 2019

  • Anna Solomon, Kveller 2016

  • Rebecca Schiff, Kveller 2016

  • Wendy C. Ortiz, Bustle 2015

  • Chris Tarry, Sunday Salon magazine

  • Christian Winn, Fwriction, 2014

  • Julie Innis, Necessary Fiction, 2011

  • Chad Harbach, Stymie 2010

  • Scott Garson, Stymie 2009

SELECT PUBLIC READINGS

  • Cohost, Sunday Salon Prose Series (New York) 2010-Current

  • First Person Plural Series (New York), April 2020

  • KGB (New York) 2019

  • Elise Siegel opening  Studio 10 (New York), 2019

  • KGB Flash Bomb (New York) 2018

  • Guerilla Lit Series (New York) 2018

  • Ditmas Lit Series (New York) 2017

  • KGB Flash Bomb (New York) 2017

  • Busboys & Poets, AWP Offsite (Washington, DC) 2017

  • Connotation Press, AWP Offsite, (Washington, DC) 2017

  • KGB Flash Bomb (New York) 2016

  • Vica Miller Literary Salons (New York) 2016

  • Yeah You Write at Bo’s (New York) 2016

  • Blue Marble Bookshop (Philadelphia)

  • Brooklyn Public Library (Brooklyn) 2015

  • KGB Trumpet Fiction (New York), 2013, 2015

  • Franklin Park Reading Series (Brooklyn) 2015

  • AWP offsite, Minneapolis (multiple readings) 2015

  • St. Mark’s Bookshop (New York) 2015

  • Dire Literary Series (Boston) 2015

  • Lit at Lark (Brooklyn) 2014

  • Starts Here (Baltimore) 2014

  • Bookcourt (Brooklyn) 2014

  • Pete’s Candy Store (Brooklyn) 2014

  • Big Lucks Three Tent Series (Washington, DC) 2014

  • Main Point Books (Philadelphia) 2014

  • AWP offsite, Seattle (multiple readings) 2014

  • Boundless Tales (Astoria) 2013

  • Pen Parentis (New York) 2013

  • Baltimore’s City Lit Festival (New York) 2012

  • AWP offsite, Boston (multiple readings) 2013

  • AWP offsite, Johns Hopkins (Washington DC) 2012

  • The Center for Fiction (New York) 2009

CURRENT PROJECT

Murmur Lake (novel in progress)

Milestones (novel in progress)

AFFILIATIONS

Author's Guild

PEN America

AWP

Brown University Alumni Network Interviewing Program

Panelist Judge for the National Jewish Book Award

 

CONFERENCES/RESIDENCIES

Vermont Studio Center, forthcoming

Vermont College of Fine Arts Post-Graduate Conference, 2016

Awarded Joan Jakobson Fellowship, Wesleyan Writers Conference, 2013

REFERENCES

Rachel Sherman, author of Living Room and the First Hurt, founder of Ditmas Writing Workshops

Nita Noveno, founder of Sunday Salon Reading Series and professor at Borough of Manhattan Community College 

Alice Kaltman, author of Staggerwing and Wavehouse

Melanie Pappadis Faranello, novelist