Jennifer Sahn

Santa Barbara, CA, USA


I have over twenty years of editorial experience working at the nexus of memoir and literary nonfiction. For twelve years I served as Editor of Orion magazine, two-time winner of the Utne Independent Press Award for General Excellence, and am currently Executive Editor of Pacific Standard. I’ve been a judge for several literary awards and fellowships and have taught or lectured at a number of writing workshops, including the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, the Kentucky Women Writer's Workshop, and the Whidbey Writers Workshop Low-Residency MFA Program. Stories I’ve edited have been awarded the Pushcart Prize, the O. Henry Prize, the John Burroughs Essay Award, and have been reprinted in The Norton Reader, Best Creative Nonfiction, Best Spiritual Writing, Best American Science and Nature Writing, and Best American Nonrequired Reading.