Christine Sneed is a graduate of the MFA creative writing program at Indiana University and has published stories in Best American Short Stories, PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, New England Review, The Southern Review, Ploughshares, Pleiades, Glimmer Train, Massachusetts Review, Meridian, Other Voices, Greensboro Review, River Styx, Phoebe, South Dakota Review, and many other journals.
Stories have recently appeared or are forthcoming in New Stories from the Midwest, "Twelve + Twelve"; Pleiades, "A Woman on a Corner"; The Southern Review, "Flattering Light"; Notre Dame Review, "The Goddess Complex"; TriQuarterly Online, "The River"; The Literary Review, "Roger Weber Would Like to Stay"; Barrelhouse, "Ladylike"; Massachusetts Review, "Litany: Four Men"; and American Literary Review, "The Driver."
She has been awarded an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in poetry and has been nominated for several Pushcart Prizes and received special mentions in the Pushcart anthology for stories "Quality fo Life" and "Beach Vacation." Along with a 2010 Los Angeles Times book prize, first-fiction category, for her story collection, Portraits of a Few of the People I've Made Cry, Portraits was awarded Ploughshares prize for a first book, the John C. Zacharis Prize, and was chosen as the Book of the Year by the Chicago Writers Association for traditionally published fiction. It was also longlisted for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story prize. She lives in Evanston, IL and teaches creative writing for Northwestern University's graduate writing program and for Pacific University's low-residency MFA program.