Shasta Grant is the Spring 2017 Writer-in-Residence at the Kerouac House in Orlando, Florida. She was the 2016 SmokeLong Quarterly Kathy Fish Fellow. She won the 2015 Kenyon Review Short Fiction Contest; her story, "Most Likely To," was selected by final judge, Ann Patchett. Her chapbook, Gather Us Up and Bring Us Home, is forthcoming from Split Lip Press.
She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and her stories and essays have appeared in The Kenyon Review, Epiphany, Gargoyle, cream city review, Hobart, Wigleaf, WhiskeyPaper, and elsewhere. She is Coordinating Editor at SmokeLong Quarterly and an issue editor at Proximity.
Shasta Grant received her MFA in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College in 2005 and was a 2007 Writer-in-Residence at Hedgebrook.
She taught composition and creative writing for seven years for Ball State University and has presented at several conferences including The Indiana Gathering of Writers, and Winter Wheat: The Mid-American Review Festival of Writing. She has also taught creative writing at The Writers' Center of Indiana and several women's correctional facilities, including the Right-to-Write program in Valhalla, New York.
Shasta grew up in New Hampshire. She currently lives in Singapore and Indianapolis with her husband, Chris Huntington, and their son.