Sophia Veltfort

Fiction Writer


Sophia Veltfort’s fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Prairie Schooner, Writer’s Digest (89th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition first place winner), Santa Monica Review, Meridian, Narrative (30 Below Contest finalist), Chicago Tribune (Nelson Algren finalist), Alaska Quarterly Review, and elsewhere, and it has been selected for the Tin House Summer Workshop, the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. Her nonfiction has appeared in Harvard Review and been selected as a Notable Essay in the Best American Essays. After graduating from Yale, she studied on a Marshall Scholarship at Oxford (MSt in English 1900-present) and the University of East Anglia (MA Creative Writing Prose Fiction). She is completing a collection of short stories and at work on her first novel.

Research Focus

  • Creative writing (fiction)
  • 19th and 20th century literature
  • History and theory of the novel 
  • Narrative theory

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