Christine Sneed

Instructor & Writer
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Christine Sneed is the author of two novels and two story collections, the most recent of which is The Virginity of Famous Men. She has two books forthcoming in October 2022: Please Be Advised: A Novel in Memos and Love in the Time of time's Up: A Short Fiction Anthology (as editor). Her work has been included in The Best American Short Stories, O. Henry Prize Stories, New England Review, Ploughshares, and New York Times. She is the faculty director of Northwestern University’s School of Professional Studies’ graduate creative writing program. She also teaches for Regis University’s low-residency MFA program. She lives in Pasadena, California.


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Cover Photo: This header image is a headshot of Kurt Baumeister next to the cover of his novel, 'Pax Americana.'
Kurt Baumeister On the Synergy of Being an Editor, Critic, and Novelist

Christine Sneed interviews Kurt Baumeister about his role as acquisitions editor for 7.13 Books and the history of his authorial, editorial, and critical work.

Jan 24, 2023
Cover Photo: This graphic shows the cover of Kristina Gorcheva-Newberry's book, WHAT ISN'T REMEMBERED, as well as a headshot of the author. An orange border frames the book and author picture.
What We’ll Remember: An Interview with Debut Author Kristina Gorcheva-Newberry

“My stories often start with a feeling that unspools somewhere deep inside.”

Sep 01, 2021
Cover Photo: In this photograph, we are looking down on the florescent aisles of a grocery store. We see rows of brightly colored food aisles and red Chinese tomato lights hanging down against a bright, sky blue wall at the end of the store.
Setting and Dialogue Exercise

Explore your scene writing or begin a flash fiction piece with this prompt from Catapult instructor Christine Sneed.

Apr 05, 2021