April’s story “Project Fumarase” is among the winning pieces featured in the 2016 Pushcart Prize anthology XL. This year, April served by invitation as a Guest Editor for the latest Pushcart Prize anthology, XLI.
Her writing has appeared in numerous print and online journals including Gargoyle, New Madrid, SAND, Ploughshares, Beecher’s, Atticus Review, and Grain Magazine, and is forthcoming in The Lascaux Review and Santa Fe Literary Review. Her poem “If I Have a Daughter” is a Finalist for this year’s Lascaux Prize in Poetry.
In 2013, David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author and creator of “Rambo,” selected April’s manuscript of stories, The Poor Children, to receive Grand Prize for the Santa Fe Writers Project Literary Awards Program for Fiction. In 2015, SFWP released April’s debut collection worldwide.
April received her BA in Creative Writing and Professional Writing from Concordia University (Montreal, Quebec), and her MFA 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. She originates from Quebec.
Click here to listen to April chat with Out of Bounds Radio Show host Tish Pearlman about the Eiffel Tower, ghosts, and handling difficult subjects in writing.