Sammi LaBue


Sammi's C.V.



M.F.A. Creative Writing/Fiction, 2017

Vermont College of Fine Arts | Montpelier, VT


B.A. English/Creative Writing, 2012

Colorado College | Colorado Springs, CO



Short fiction:

“Distance” Inside the Bell Jar (2018): online

“Beware the Jumbie” Weird City (2018): print

 “To Taste or See” Permafrost Magazine (2016): online

 “Falling Apart” Referential Magazine (2016): online

  “The Potter’s Field” Bone Parts Magazine (2016): online

“Too Pretty” Queen Mob’s Teahouse (2015): online

 “What Hangs Up, Must Come Down” TASC (2014): standardized test distributed to 100,000 students, translated into Spanish.

“What Hangs Up, Must Come Down” [PANK] Magazine (2012): online.


"Imposter" Hobart (2018): online

"vigils 1-7" meadow Spring Field Guide (2018): print        


My personal essays, articles, and academic curriculum material has appeared in Malibu Magazine, The Feminist Wire, Glamour, The Date Report, Pearson Education Books, and more.



awards and accomplishments

Graduation Speaker, Vermont College of Fine Arts, 2017

Finalist, The Jack Kent Cooke Arts Award, 2014

Fiction Finalist, Carve Magazine’s 2013 Raymond Carver Prize

Fiction Finalist, [PANK] magazine's 1,000 Awesome Words Contest, February 2012 

2008-2012 Dean’s List, Colorado College 

Recipient of the 2011 Colorado College Award in Literature


further education

Yucatan Writing Conference, Cozumel, MX, October 2017

Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop, Brooklyn, NY, March 2014-December 2015

Denver Publishing Institute, Denver, CO, July-August 2012

(intensive publishing course for graduate credit)


relevant work experience

Founder and Workshop Leader, Fledgling Writing Workshops, Brooklyn, NY (July 2016-present)

Freelance Copy Writer and Editor, New York, NY (May 2013-present)

Humanities Teacher/Mentor, Fusion Academy HS, Brooklyn, NY (January 2017-August 2017)

Publicity Assistant, Penguin Book Group, NY (October 2012-May 2013)

Intern, Grove Atlantic Publishing, NY (August 2012-October 2012)

other places I’ve taught

Vermont College of Fine Arts (2018 summer residency, MFA workshop)

Artsworth in Ellsworth, ME (2018, weekend retreat)

The Silberman School at Hunter College (2017 and 2018 Common Time)

literacy advocacy

I have interned, volunteered, and tutored for LitWorld/LitLife, 826NYC, Gotham Writers Workshops, and The New York Writer’s Coalition. I currently work with Girls Write Now as a Mentor for the 2018-2019 school year.




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