Becky Hagenston grew up in Maryland and received her M.A. from New Mexico State University and her MFA from the University of Arizona. Her stories have appeared in numerous journals, including TriQuarterly, Shenandoah, Crazy Horse, the Gettysburg Review, the Southern Review, Witness, and Carolina Quarterly. She has received an O. Henry Award and scholarships from Bread Loaf, Sewanee, and the Summer Literary Seminars in St. Petersburg, Russia, as well as a residency at Yaddo. Becky Hagenston also serves as faculty editor/advisor to Jabberwock Review.
M.A., New Mexico State University, 2000
M.F.A., University of Arizona, 1997
B.A., Elizabethtown College, 1989
Creative writing, fiction.
“The Upside-Down World” was chosen for The O. Henry Prize Stories 2015.
Winner of the Permafrost Prize in Fiction
University of Alaska Press, 2016.
Winner of the Spokane Prize in Short Fiction
Press 53, 2010
A Gram of Mars
Winner of the Mary McCarthy Prize
Sarabande Books, 1998
“The Women of Burma,” forthcoming in Slice
“Cool,” One Teen Story (June 2015)
“Owls,” Mid-American Review (35.1, 2014)
Runner-Up: Fineline Competition
“Hilda,” Chattahoochee Review (Fall/Winter 2014)
“A Happy Life,” North Dakota Quarterly (80.1, Winter 2014)
“Search and Rescue,” Beloit Fiction Journal (Vol. 27, 2014)
“The World is Ending,” The Burnside Review (10.1, 2014)
“Graceland,” The Harlequin (Issue 4, 2014)
“The Guard,” Iron Horse Literary Review (15.3, 2013)
“The Upside-Down World,” Subtropics 16 (Spring/Summer 2013)
Selected for The O. Henry Prize Stories 2015
“Bay of Angels,” Hayden’s Ferry Review (Spring/Summer 2013)
“Puppet Town,” Moon City Review (2013)
“Scavengers,” Indiana Review (Winter 2012)
“The Afterlife,” Bellingham Review (Summer 2012)
Runner Up: Tobias Wolff Award in Short Fiction
“Da Do Ron Ron,” Quarter After Eight (Vol. 18, 2012)