writer | editor | teacher
Shasta Grant is the author of the chapbook Gather Us Up and Bring Us Home (Split Lip Press, 2017). Ann Patchett selected her story, "Most Likely To," as the winner of the 2015 Kenyon Review Short Fiction Contest. She was a 2020 Aspen Words Emerging Writer Fellow and the 2016 Kathy Fish Fellow at SmokeLong Quarterly, where she is now an editor.
She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and The Best Small Fictions and long-listed for the Wigleaf Top 50. Her stories and essays have appeared in The Kenyon Review, Epiphany, Gargoyle, cream city review, Hobart, MonkeyBicycle, Wigleaf and elsewhere.
Shasta received her M.F.A. in Fiction from Sarah Lawrence College and has been awarded writing residencies from Hedgebrook and The Kerouac Project.
She lives in Indianapolis with her husband, Chris Huntington, and their son.
Shasta is represented by Saba Sulaiman at Talcott Notch Literary.