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April L. Ford

April L. Ford’s debut story collection, The Poor Children, won Grand Prize for the 2013 Santa Fe Writers Project Literary Awards Program for Fiction. Earlier that year, the collection was shortlisted for the international Scott Prize (Salt Publishing, U.K.). In 2014, her debut novel, Gentle, was a finalist for the Molly Ivors Prize for Fiction (Gorsky Press), and a semi-finalist for the William Faulkner – William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition (Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society). April is managing editor of Digital Americana Magazine. She is completing her second novel.

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Notes as Guest Reader/Editor in Smokelong Quarterly

Notes: The Sadness of Spirits

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