Winner of the 2020 Working Class Writers Grant

August 2020—The Speculative Literature Foundation is pleased to announce that Carrie Callahan is the winner of the $1000 2020 Working Class Writers Grant.

Callahan received the grant for her short story “The Zombie in the Yard.” She is also the recipient of a 2019 Writers of the Future Award for her short story “Dirt Road Magic,” which appears in Writers of the Future Volume 35.

Callahan has described her writing as Dirt Spec, or speculative fiction about people who are economically disadvantaged, inspired by her own background. She says that she “strives to portray these people with nuance even amid space wars, zombie invasions, and magical school graduations.”

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