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Sara’s second book, The Invention of Love, is slated for publication in 2020!


“What We Leave” published in Yale Review Online

A brief essay about family, inherited trauma, and a pair of (almost) stolen jeans. Read it here.

Everyone Gets It” Makes Joyland’s Most-Read List

“Everyone Gets It,” nominated for a Pushcart Prize, was Joyland Midwest’s most read story in 2018. Read it here.

Say Something Nice About Me is available now on Kindle, Nook, iPhone, and other electronic devices!

"The Invention of Love" published in MQR

Love, art, a near-death experience: read an excerpt.

Photo of the Day at North Country Public Radio

Sara's picture, "Ice 'Mushrooms' on the Kip Trail" is NCPR's Photo of the Day on January 23, 2018.

Sara Interviewed by Rachel Farrell in Michigan Quarterly Review

"It’s the tiny acts of treachery that speak volumes about our deepest fears and insecurities, and Sara Schaff uses this doctrine to great effect in her debut story collection, Say Something Nice About Me."

Sara named a semifinalist in the 2017 Plays Inverse Press Unemerged Playwrights Contest

AWP 2018 Panel, "Re-visioning the Tenure Track"

Sara joins a panel of writers considering the pros and cons of entering, and staying on, the tenure track. In an increasingly competitive job market, when is chasing the tenure-track dream worth it, and when is it time to walk away?

Mini-Interview with Emerging Writers Network

On publication, favorite short story collections, and celebrating National Short Story Month: read the interview.

Review of Say Something Nice About Me in The Coil

"Say Something Nice about Me is an expertly woven collection..."

"Our Lady of guazá" highlighted in the ploughshares blog

"Inner spaces, mysterious caves, concealed hideouts": writer Greg Schutz explores the subterranean in fiction (and Sara's story) in "The Great Indoors" (2010).