Becky Hagenston,
Professor &
Editor of Jabberwock Review

2006 Lee Hall
Department of English
P.O. Box E
Mississippi State, MS   39762

Becky Hagenston

Professional Bio

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

Curriculum Vitae

Teaching Interests:

Creative writing, fiction.

Recent Courses:


“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.

Strange WeatherStrange Weather
Winner of the Spokane Prize in Short Fiction
Press 53, 2010

A Gram of MarsA Gram of Mars
Winner of the Mary McCarthy Prize
Sarabande Books, 1998


Recent Publications

“Hi Ho, Cherry-O” forthcoming in Witness Magazine

“In the Museum of Tense Moments” forthcoming in The Greensboro Review

“The Spectrum of Wonders,” Salamander (44, 2017)

“Atlantis,” Indiana Review (39.1, 2017)

“Basic Commands,” Southern Humanities Review (51.1, Winter 2017)

“Hematite, Apatite” Shenandoah (66.2, Spring 2017)

“The Seven Ravens,” Blackbird (15.2 Fall 2016)

“The Sitters” Confrontation (Issue 120, Fall 2016)

“Perishables” Post Road (No. 31, Winter 2016)

“Rise,” New England Review (37.2, 2016)

“The Celebrity” Memorious 26 (Summer 2016)

“Starry Night,” The Gettysburg Review (Spring 2016)